The Kings are piling up losses and injuries early in the 2019-20 NBA season, with De'Aaron Fox the latest member of Sacramento's walking wounded.
Late in the Kings' 122-112 loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday, the point guard came down awkwardly on his left hip after a flagrant foul by Portland's Rodney Hood.
Fox got up and limped around before hitting the two free throws assessed for the flagrant foul.
The Kings already will be without starting power forward Marvin Bagley for four to six weeks with a thumb injury, and they have a game in Utah on Saturday, so they can't exactly afford Fox to miss time.
"Just a little bit sore in the hip, but I got tight hips anyway, but we're working on it," Fox told reporters in Sacramento after the game. "I'll go upstairs, get in the tub and just try to work it out. We've got a quick turnaround tomorrow."
According to The Sacramento Bee's Jason Anderson, Fox will see how he feels in the morning and determine it he can play against the Jazz.
Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox said he suffered a hip injury late in the fourth quarter. He hopes to be able to play tomorrow in Utah but said he’ll have to see how he feels in the morning.— Jason Anderson (@JandersonSacBee) October 26, 2019
The Kings haven't had the start they'd hoped for this season. They better hope Fox's hip loosens up with treatment. Otherwise, they will be staring at an 0-3 start to the season.