De’Aaron Fox Speaks Out On Return From Injury, Helping Kings Beat Cavaliers

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De’Aaron Fox returned to the Sacramento Kings’ lineup on November 13 against the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing five games in a row with a right ankle sprain and the lefty didn’t look rusty at all.

Fox finished with 28 points and six assists while shooting 11-of-20 from the field, 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 4-of-7 from the free-throw line.

After the game, Fox talked about his return.

“It felt good just to be able to go out there and contribute,” Fox said. “When I got up today and wasn’t sore, I felt I was good to go. I felt well enough to go out there and affect the game.”

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The Kings beat the Cavaliers by a final score of 132-120. Sacramento is now 5-4 on the season.

“His play and our play is going to start getting him the recognition he deserves,” Kings head coach Mike Brown said of Fox. “The crazy part is he’s just scratched the surface of who he can be. When he gets there, look out.”

Fox is now averaging 30.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists on the season. The 25-year-old is shooting 50.0% from the floor, 36.7% from 3 and 75.0% from the foul line.

Fox averaged 25.0 points and 6.1 assists last season and made his first All-Star team and first All-NBA team. Sacramento made the playoffs in 2023 for the first time since 2006.

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The Kings signed Fox to a five-year, $163 million extension in November 2020. For the first time in a while, Sacramento has a franchise player to build around.

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