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Kings' Buddy Hield gives back to native Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Kings' Buddy Hield gives back to native Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Buddy Hield is prepping for his fourth season with the Kings, but before that happens, he wants to give back -- and this form of charity is more personal for the 26-year-old.

Hield recently organized a GoFundMe for his native Bahamas after the island he grew up on, Grand Bahama, had been hit with the devastations of Hurricane Dorian.

He's already donated $100,000 himself but wants others to join him. 

"My heart is broken for my fellow Bahamians, especially on the island I was raised on, Grand Bahama," Hield wrote. "I personally know many people who still need rescuing, and there are thousands without medical help, power, food, or other basic necessities. Bahamians are a strong people, but they still need our help to get them through this. So today, I’ve donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas. I’d like to ask you to please donate alongside me."

Hield added the donations can help restore life and hope for the basic human needs to the areas that have been impacted by the storm.

"I appreciate your prayers, love, and donations for the Bahamas!"

The basics he listed range in everything from baby supplies, garbage bags, tents, wash clothes, flashlights batteries -- anything and everything you can imagine in order to survive.

From the moment this post was published, the relief had reached over $25,000 in monetary donations from 577 donors with a goal of $1,000,000.

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Messages left in the comments offered support to Hield and those who also donated.

You can donate and share the Go Fund Me organized by Hield here

What De'Aaron Fox's ankle injury means for young, snake-bitten Kings

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What De'Aaron Fox's ankle injury means for young, snake-bitten Kings

SACRAMENTO -- The hits keep on coming for the Sacramento Kings. First Marvin Bagley broke his right thumb during the season opener against the Phoenix Suns. Now De’Aaron Fox is going to miss time as well.

Fox injured his left ankle Monday during practice. An MRI at the team’s practice facility revealed that the Kings’ starting point guard has an ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated by the team in 3-4 weeks by the team's medical staff. According to a league source, Fox has a Grade 3 left ankle sprain.

Durable through his first two seasons in the league, Fox has missed a total of 10 games as a pro, including just one last season for Sacramento.

After a breakout second season, Fox is off to another good start in Year Three. The 21-year-old is averaging 18.2 points, seven assists and four rebounds in 32 minutes per game for coach Luke Walton this season.

His turnover numbers are up in the Kings’ new system, but the Kings rely heavily on his speed and quickness to breakdown opposing defenses.

The Kings dropped the first five games of the season, but they’ve won three out of their last four games heading into Tuesday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers, and they currently stand at 3-6 on the year. Losing Fox for an extended period of time is a huge blow to the team, but Walton has other options at the position.

General manager Vlade Divac loaded up on point guards over the summer, adding veteran Cory Joseph to the mix on a three-year, $37 million deal. They also picked up a team option on Yogi Ferrell, which gives them additional depth.

During the preseason schedule, Walton also turned to shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic to eat some of the minutes at the point. The Kings' sixth-man is capable of stepping into a primary ball handler role alongside Buddy Hield if need be.

[RELATED: Why Hield thinks Fox can be one of NBA's best]

In addition to Joseph, Ferrell and Bogdanovic, Sacramento has a pair of rookies they can use in the backcourt in Justin James and Kyle Guy. James is on the regular roster and Kyle Guy is currently playing for the Stockton Kings on a two-way contract. Guy can be recalled and spend up to 45 days with the parent club if they feel they need more guard depth.

Injuries are part of the game, but the Kings have certainly started off the year with some bad luck.

Kings star De'Aaron Fox has sprained ankle, re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks

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Kings star De'Aaron Fox has sprained ankle, re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks

Bad news for the Kings.

Star point guard De'Aaron Fox suffered an ankle sprain during practice Monday and will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks, the team announced.

ESPN's Zach Lowe first reported Fox's injury.

Fox, 22, is in the middle of an impressive third season with the Kings, averaging 18.2 points and seven assists per game. He's been tasked with leading the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2006, which would be an even taller task if he is forced to miss any time.

Sacramento is set to host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, and will have to do so without their rising star.