De’Aaron Fox Fractures Finger, Doubtful For Game 5
De’Aaron Fox has become a star during the first round of the NBA playoffs. Fox has shown a more extensive audience just what he can do on the hardwood. The Kings have been a highly contested matchup with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors tied up the series on Sunday after the Kings missed the go-ahead final bucket. Now the Kings could be taking another loss. It was revealed on Monday that Fox fractured his index finger in his left shooting hand.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the 2022-23 Clutch Player of the Year is now doubtful for Game 5. Losing Fox would be detrimental to any chance the Kings would have in advancing past the first round. Fox has been the go-to guy for the Kings all season. Which is why the former Kentucky star earned the clutch award in its first season. However, now Fox and the Kings will have to overcome more than the Warriors. Fox has yet to comment on the injury. Although fans should expect his comments before Tuesday.
The Kings Losing De’Aaron Fox May Seal Their Fate
The Kings guard has been the heartbeat of the team all season. Along with college teammate Malik Monk and Domantas Sabonis, the Kings have been a feel-good story. However, the time for feel-good stories is long over. The Warriors have dealt with injuries and suspensions on their end as well. So the excuse of Fox not being available will not matter to anyone in the Warriors fanbase. Game 5 will take place on Wednesday night.
Fox will have a few days to test his finger before Game 5. However, the Kings will look to be incredibly cautious with the face of their franchise. Losing in the first round this season would be disappointing. However, worrying about the future may far outweigh what stands before them this season. The Kings seem to have a young and talented roster. Which means they don’t have to go all in for this season. Do you believe the injury to De’Aaron Fox is a series killer to the Kings? Let us know what you think in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here with HNHH.