Sacramento Kings hit hard by absence of Delon Fox
The Sacramento Kings are off to a rough start this season, and the absence of their star point guard De’Aaron Fox has certainly added to that.
Fox has missed the last three games with a sprained right ankle and will remain out of Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Kings are 0-3 in Fox’s absence, including two straight losses to the Houston Rockets.
Fortunately for the Kings, they will face the Blazers on Wednesday, who are projected to finish at the bottom of the Western Conference. This game will provide the Kings with a great opportunity to end their losing streak.
However, to end the losing streak, the Kings will have to find a way to play enough offense without Fox. With Fox out, the team has failed to reach the 100-point mark in each of the last two games.
Fox is the Kings’ top scorer and organizer. He is averaging 31.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.7 caps and 3.0 3-pointers per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field in the three games.
Kings head coach Mike Brown said the team is working to ensure it remains competitive without Fox.
“We know who we are,” Brown said. We know our potential. We just have to keep working hard and find ways to win games.”
Brown also said he believes the Kings are capable of turning things around with Fox out.
“We’ve been through this,” Brown said. We know we can do it. We just have to keep working hard and believe we can do it.”
The Kings will look to end their losing streak and play a solid game in Fox’s absence on Wednesday.