De’Aaron Fox, grappling with an ankle injury, won’t hit the court for the fifth consecutive game in Kings matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The team formally declares the absence of the All-Star point guard, who sustained a sprained right ankle during the Kings’ triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers back in October; since then he hasn’t suit up.
Trey Lyles, a forward yet to make his mark in the 2023-24 NBA season, also finds himself excluded from the game against the Thunder as per Sean Cunningham of Fox40. Despite initial optimism about his potential participation, Lyles remains on the sidelines.
De’Aaron Fox and Trey Lyles are out for Friday vs. Oklahoma City.
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) November 10, 2023
The Kings, with a record of 3-4, endured three losses and secured one victory – an overtime success against the Trail Blazers – in Fox’s absence.
Despite initially playing through the ankle sprain against the Lakers, Fox’s condition worsened, hindering his participation in subsequent matches.
Fox, boasting an average of 31.3 points, 6.0 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in three games this season, remains on the sidelines as he works towards recovery.
Keon Ellis took the starting position in the previous victory over the Trail Blazers, hinting at a potential ongoing strategy, with Davion Mitchell likely coming off the bench.
While neither player holds significant streaming value, Mitchell currently exhibits greater potential than Ellis.