SACRAMENTO -- When the Kings opened Friday’s practice session to the media, two players were noticeably missing from the court. De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley both went down during the team’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, and the pair underwent MRIs at the Kings’ practice facility Friday.
According to coach Luke Walton, Fox’s MRI showed no structural damage. He has been diagnosed with lower back spasms and is listed as day to day.
While the Kings have yet to give a full medical breakdown on Bagley, the news does not sound nearly as good. The 20-year-old big is heading to see a foot specialist Saturday and the team will have an update following that visit.
With a two-day break between games, it’s possible Fox will suit up over the weekend when the Kings host the Phoenix Suns on Saturday or Sunday when the team travels to Denver to face the Nuggets.
Fox missed 17 games during November and early December with a severely sprained left ankle. He returned to the court five games ago and was playing extremely well before leaving the loss to the Timberwolves after just 1:58.
This is the second injury for Bagley as well. The second-year big broke his right thumb in the season opener against Phoenix and missed 22 games as a result. Bagley had just regained his starting job before the injury, but there is concern that he could miss substantial time again. He was seen leaving Golden 1 Center in a walking boot after the loss vs. the T-Wolves.
Sacramento has had its full roster for just two games this season -- the opener and Thursday’s contest against the T-Wolves. If either Fox or Bagley miss time, Walton again will have to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new game plan with more games just around the corner.