How will the Sacramento Kings weather De’Aaron Fox’s absence?

Oct 31, 2023, 5:07 PM | Updated: 5:13 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - OCTOBER 25: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings in action during the sec...

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De’Aaron Fox is expected to miss at least one week of action due to an ankle sprain. How will the Sacramento Kings adapt to life without their star guard for the upcoming stretch of games?

On the latest edition of Return of the Roar podcast, Kings beat reporters Frankie Cartoscelli and Brenden Nunes discussed what Sacramento’s rotation could look like without Fox, listed some takeaways from the season’s first three games, and much more.

Plus: When Trey Lyles returns from a calf injury, will Sasha Vezenkov lose playing time?

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Topics Discussed

  • Happy Halloween! What is your favorite Halloween candy?
  • What are your biggest takeaways from the first three games?
  • De’Aaron Fox will be sidelined for at least one week due to a moderate ankle sprain
  • Who will step in with Fox out, and who is the leading candidate to close games at the point?
  • Will Malik Monk step in and play more point guard?
  • Rookie guard Colby Jones will get a look in the rotation according to Mike Brown
  • Has Kevin Huerter officially broken out of his slump?
  • How has Sasha Vezenkov performed thus far?
  • Will the return of Trey Lyles spell trouble for Vezenkov’s spot in the rotation?
  • Checking in on some former Kings that are in new spots
  • Looking at the road ahead

The Return of the Roar podcast is a Sacramento Kings podcast hosted by on-air host Chris Watkins and Kings beat writers Frankie Cartoscelli and Brenden Nunes for Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for more episodes of the Return of the Roar podcast.

More on De’Aaron Fox and his recovery timeline

Report: De’Aaron Fox avoids significant injury but will miss time

When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?

Did somebody ask for more Kings vs. Warriors?

For what seems like the 100th time over the past 101 games, Sacramento and Golden State will meet once again on Wednesday night–the second time over the first four games of the regular season.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Warriors coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown San Francisco.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Saturday, November 4th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Monday, November 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
  • Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

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