The Sacramento Kings announced this afternoon that De’Aaron Fox will miss today’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Fox is out with what is listed as “foot soreness”.
Fox has been dealing with lingering pain for several games now. Fox initially said he was getting over a bug, and had general soreness. In Wednesday’s loss against the Milwaukee Bucks, Fox was often seen grimacing and slightly limping duding stoppages in play.
While there’s never a good time to rest one of the team’s best players, the Kings current six-game road trip is one of the toughest stretches of the season so far. Even with Fox healthy wins would be hard to come by. This seems as good a time as any to give Fox a game or two of extra rest to get back to full strength. The Kings have also demonstrated the ability to win even when Fox isn’t having a great game, so sitting Fox isn’t the equivalent of accepting a loss.
Fox’s status will likely be decided game by game at this point. After the Cavs, the Kings next opponents are the New York Knicks on Sunday.