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De’Aaron Fox out 10-14 days in health and safety protocols

The Sacramento Kings will be without De'Aaron Fox for 10-14 days due to health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic.

The Kings haven't been officially eliminated from the play-in game yet, but were already on the verge. Losing Fox closes any remaining window of opportunity.

Fox was having a great season up to this point, averaging 25.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game.

If Fox misses 14 days, he would miss 8 of the team's remaining 13 games.

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MaybeNextYear
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April 23, 2021 6:31 pm

Wow, we are taking tanking very seriously. Can’t wait to see the backstage video of Monte McNair sending someone with Covid Fox’s way.

In all seriousness, I hope he’s OK. And I hope the team gets their vaccinations.

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April 23, 2021 7:06 pm
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Surprised they’re not already vaccinated.

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April 23, 2021 7:34 pm
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I’d like to hope he is (you can still test positive, though). Frankly, the sports/entertainment industries should have been getting it along with the teacher tier. Get them back to work as safely as possible so the rest of society has stuff to watch as we come out of the bubble.

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April 23, 2021 6:40 pm

I think now is the time to let all the young guys play and see what they can do together.

Ty, Metu, Ramsey, Woodard, etc. Throw em in there and let them get some minutes

BeTheBall
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April 23, 2021 6:46 pm
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Absolutely, along with Silva and Davis too.

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April 23, 2021 7:14 pm
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and that one Guy

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April 24, 2021 10:16 am
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April 23, 2021 8:02 pm
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Coach Walton will give them 4 minutes at the end instead of 2! Don’t worry! Wright will play 40 minutes in the next game.

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April 23, 2021 9:34 pm
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Day 1 of this season was the time to play the youngsters. Better late than never

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April 23, 2021 6:46 pm

Bleh. Hopefully De’Aaron is okay.

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April 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Start Bagley and bench everybody else because of COVID. Best strategy the Kangz have had in almost two decades. Fight for the lottery and let Bagley try to be the star he clearly is not. No tweets about his teammates and coaches. Only highlight reels on ESPN of Bagley being Bagley.

Maybe Bagley shows he can play more than ten games in a row? That brings more value for him than he has now.

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April 23, 2021 9:14 pm

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April 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Nice, that should help with some of these softer parts of the schedule over the next couple of weeks. We’re 2.5 games out of the 6th spot. With Bagley coming back and Fox going out, we have a better chance to make up some ground on the Cavs.

Hope Fox stays/gets healthy!

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April 23, 2021 7:03 pm

Walton still won’t start Haliburton.

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April 23, 2021 7:06 pm

Delon Wright better be ready to play 40 minutes every game!

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April 23, 2021 8:05 pm
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Oops…just posted that above! Lol

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April 23, 2021 7:05 pm

“Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” This is a opportunity for Haliburton to show what he’s got. If Walton doesn’t start him he should be fired during warm-ups. lol

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April 23, 2021 7:14 pm

Time to turn it over to Buddy and see if he can run the offense.

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April 23, 2021 7:19 pm
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Vivek, you can do your 4 on 5 thing for these remaining games.
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April 23, 2021 11:54 pm
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Operative words are turnover rev rev

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April 23, 2021 7:20 pm

Fox refuses to play with Bagley!

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That’s why they kept Bagley away from the team during his €œrecovery€!

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April 23, 2021 7:46 pm

Wishing De’Aaron a speedy and complete recovery, and wishing the Kings a real chance at a top five pick.

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April 23, 2021 8:03 pm

Shoot…right when they’ve won 2 out of the last 3! Darn it!

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April 23, 2021 8:18 pm

The tank is in full throttle.

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April 23, 2021 9:31 pm
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Yes! Perfect. Best player out amd not injured. I’m assuming Fox will be ok.

Lose more. Haliburton gets minutes. Even the absolute idiocy from the Kings can’t stop the fall.

Tank it up. Bottom out so we can start going up.

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April 23, 2021 8:24 pm

Damn. Hope it’s nothing serious and he’s fine long term.

Ok now for a total threadjack, I just finished listening to the last TKH podcast and WOOOOOW. I think we all knew Vivek was a disaster but holy crap it’s even worse than I would have guessed. Incredible podcast by everyone involved. That was the best Kings related piece of media I’ve heard/read in a couple years.

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April 23, 2021 8:59 pm

I felt all kinds of sad hearing all the stories about Vivek/DeMarcus basically getting confirmed.

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April 23, 2021 11:34 pm
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Yeah I feel like we probably all sort suspected it but the stories that Jake got for the book are crazy and then Jerry basically confirmed all of it and added even more context. I mean, what a colossal mess. Vivek sounds like he’s got the ego and the total lack of knowledge that is just destroying this franchise from within. And big shock, it sounds like he’s still doing it. You’d think after 8 years he’d have realized that whatever he’s doing doesn’t work but it sounds like he’s oblivious. It sucks too because I’ve heard on a couple different podcasts that people really like Monte McNair and think he could be very good.

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April 26, 2021 5:25 am

Wooooow indeed! Thanks for this comment, I am listening now (wouldn’t have if not for you) and can agree 1000% this is some of the best Kings related media I’ve consumed in a LONG time.

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April 23, 2021 8:48 pm

See Ya!

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April 23, 2021 8:51 pm

I predict that while Fox is out, Halliburton will outplay every other rookie, and it won’t be close.

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April 23, 2021 8:55 pm

Bagley to save the Kings!

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April 23, 2021 8:58 pm

Too late for tanking

we are locked into the 7th with only Cleveland in sight for the 6th

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April 23, 2021 9:38 pm

I’m just gonna say I really don’t like all the tank talk surrounding Fox getting covid. It seams very untoward knowing the potential long-term side effects. Like people are basically saying €œon the one hand our star player has a virus that could fuck him up, but on the other, him contracting the virus could increase the team’s odds at getting an impact player.€ Like, I get it, but still, it seems in really poor taste.

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April 23, 2021 10:32 pm
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i thought it went without saying people hope fox doesn’t suffer long term effects. probably went without saying that it means more losses for us as well. I dunno what one is supposed to say to this news

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April 23, 2021 10:50 pm
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Celebrating the potential positive draft impact of the star player getting a potentially deadly virus is always wrong.

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April 23, 2021 11:41 pm
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Im not really reading the reactions as people celebrating the fact that Fox is out, just acknowledging that because he’s out they will most likely lose more games. Those seem like pretty different things to me. I’d prefer Fox just stay home and get healthy for the rest of the year. No sense risking him playing out the string when we’re all but eliminated already. And of course I’m guessing every person here is hoping he has a speedy recovery with no long term I’ll effects.

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April 24, 2021 7:40 am

I agree, but it will be interesting to see if he gets criticized for not supporting his teammates by €œstaying home€ after he’s cleared.

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April 24, 2021 10:58 am
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Well, if he really does have Covid then he’s got a pretty good reason to stay home.

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April 24, 2021 6:40 am
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The last year of being home during the pandemic has brought Mrs. Marty and myself closer together in ways we could never have imagined. Are we allowed to celebrate that, or are we only allowed to talk about how devastating the virus has been?

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April 24, 2021 7:00 am
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Yeah that’s not the same thing. We just found out about Fox and people are saying €œoh that sucks but at least-€œ
Whereas you and your wife have grown closer during a terrible time which is fantastic.

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April 24, 2021 12:18 am
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He’s young, extremely fit, with no known co morbidities, he’ll be fine. Plus no one was hoping he got it… It Is what it is now

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April 24, 2021 9:19 am
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Other athletes have gotten it and been long haulers, with no pre existing conditions.

I like everyone else, hope he doesn’t have it.

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April 24, 2021 11:44 am
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I hate current societies obsession with batting things on the rare exceptions… It’s so silly

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April 24, 2021 11:51 am
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You mean like welfare fraud or voting irregularities?

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April 24, 2021 7:24 am
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Wait, are we sure he has COVID? Or is he just in contact tracing quarantine?

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April 24, 2021 9:36 am
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This hasn’t been clarified in anything I’ve read or heard.

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April 24, 2021 10:09 am

Because of privacy concerns, the only one who should clarify would be De’Aaron himself or someone he authorizes to clarify.

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April 24, 2021 10:15 am
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For sure. Just not understanding the assumption that he has COVID.

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April 24, 2021 6:02 pm
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He might not have it.

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April 23, 2021 9:39 pm

What even happened? Did he go out and was around lots of people without a mask or something?

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April 23, 2021 9:53 pm

I’m sure its nothing…:comment image

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April 23, 2021 10:43 pm

He’s ducking Bags

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April 24, 2021 12:08 am

I hope he is not infected or at least has no symptoms.

In case he has; get well soon, De’Aaron!

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April 24, 2021 12:23 am

Get us Lonzo in a s+t for buddy, resign holmes, sign korkmaz, draft barnes at 7.

Guards: fox, hali, ball, davis
Wings: barnes, korkmaz, barnes (r), Woodard
Bigs: holmes, bags, metu, jones

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April 24, 2021 8:37 am
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Trade Bagley and I’m good. I like the rest of this a lot, I just don’t see how Bags is on the roster next season. seems lie he is already out the door by the way so many pundits are talking.

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April 24, 2021 11:47 am
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I’d like that but don’t see us getting anything close to fair value.

Him with an additional playmaker like ball could help him.

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April 24, 2021 5:35 am

Kayte will now have a legit excuse for Covid hurting the Kings ! Of course no other NBA teams have been affected !

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April 24, 2021 6:51 am

I’ve got a basketball Jones.

I’d like to see more Guy, Metu, Woodard, and Jones.

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April 24, 2021 7:20 am

Vivek will never allow a tank He still thinks a proper deployment of NBA 3.0 will turn this thing around and get us in the Play-in tournament. Then we play 4 on 5 all the way to a championship! Know that when the Kings begin to firesale the roster it’s because he’s decided to sell.

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April 24, 2021 7:21 am

Welp, guess I have to say goodbye to the fantasy basketball playoffs. Meh.

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April 24, 2021 8:42 am

The players and coaches are all now eligible to get vaxxed. I haven’t read anything about the NBA vaccinating.

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April 24, 2021 2:48 pm

So this means Walton pretty much has to put Halliburton back in the starting lineup right?

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