Ahead of a must-win Game 5 for the Sacramento Kings, the question on fans’ minds is this: is De’Aaron Fox playing tonight vs. Warriors? The All-Star guard fractured his finger against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 and has many wondering about his status for the next contest.
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De’Aaron Fox injury status for Game 5 vs. Warriors
The initial reports following the injury had De’Aaron Fox as doubtful for the Wednesday showdown. A fractured finger, after all, isn’t just an injury you play through under normal circumstances. The Kings now have Fox listed as questionable.
Given the gravity of the game, it’s not hard to imagine him forcing his way to play despite being far from 100 percent. Recent footage of Fox practicing his shooting while wearing a splint points to the fact that he’s doing all he can not just to be on the floor, but to be effective in the minutes he’ll potentially play.
De’Aaron Fox is getting shots up with the splint he’s now wearing on his finger
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The Kings would be hard-pressed to outlast the defending champion Warriors without De’Aaron Fox. Sacramento has a handful of solid guard options in Malik Monk, Kevin Huerter, and Davion Mitchell, but nobody can carry the offensive load like Fox can. It’s going to be near impossible to effectively replace by committee his 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists that he’s averaged through the first four games of the series.
The good news for Sacramento fans is that Fox has now been upgraded to available ahead of tipoff, which is clearly a massive boost for the Kings.
So, with regard to the question: is De’Aaron Fox playing in Game 5 tonight vs. Warriors? The answer is yes.
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