Sacramento Kings fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Marvin Bagley III and De’Aaron Fox from injury, and while we still don’t know when exactly either player will be back we did get updates from practice.
Sean Cunningham of ABC10 reported that Bagley still has not been cleared for contact and will not play in either of the Kings’ next two games.
Marvin Bagley III has been re-evaluated but will not be ready to go by Saturday or Monday’s game. Kings coach Luke Walton said he’s much closer than De’Aaron Fox, who is getting shots up today without a brace on his ankle.— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) November 29, 2019
Luke Walton said while things have progressed nicely with Marvin Bagley's rehab from his fractured thumb, he still has yet to be cleared for contact.— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) November 29, 2019
The positive surprise was Cunningham’s mention that Fox was shooting without a brace on his injured ankle. James Ham shared video of Fox shooting.
We have a surprise shooter on the court. De’Aaron Fox getting some shots up. pic.twitter.com/NOWTl40q2m— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) November 29, 2019
It’s a great sign that Fox is moving without a brace already. There’s a big difference between putting up shots and participating in a full speed game, but it’s a great to see the sign of progress.
Cunningham also reported that Trevor Ariza is back with the team after missing the road trip for a personal matter. Cunningham reports Ariza is likely to return to action on Monday.