SACRAMENTO -- Marvin Bagley isn’t the only Sacramento Kings player on the mend. Before the Kings faced off with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, NBC Sports California caught up with point guard De’Aaron Fox and the news is encouraging.
According to Fox, he is feeling much better after sustaining a grade 3 left ankle sprain during practice on Nov. 11. While he still needs a bulky brace for extra support, he hasn’t had any setbacks in his recovery and is starting 3-on-3 workouts on Thursday.
The 21-year-old speedster believes he is about a week and a half away from a return, although that timeline might adjust slightly in the coming days.
Veteran guard Cory Joseph has started the last 15 games and played well for Sacramento, but he isn’t the dynamic scorer and playmaker that Fox is.
Before going down with an ankle sprain, Fox was averaging 18.2 points, seven assists and four rebounds in 32 minutes per game for Sacramento.
Bagley returned to the court Wednesday after missing 22 games with a broken right thumb. The 20-year-old entered the game in the first quarter to a huge ovation from the Sacramento crowd.