Kings PG De'Aaron Fox Suffers Ankle Sprain at Practice

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The Sacramento Kings are professional sports' ultimate 'one step forward, two steps back' franchise. Every sign of positivity is quickly squashed as a star player gets hurt or a coach gets fired. In the last few months, the Kings have experienced both of those situations.

De'Aaron Fox, who is starting to emerge as a star point guard out West, suffered an ankle sprain at practice. The Kings medical staff will determine if Fox will miss any extended action.

Fox is averaging 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game.

Fox's Kings, however, aren't sharing in his individual success. After firing Dave Joerger and hiring Luke Walton, Sacramento has gotten off to a disappointing 3-6 start. Considering they were ninth in the West last year, this isn't a good look at all for GM Vlade Divac.

If the Kings want to keep treading water, they need to hope that Fox's injury is nothing serious, because he is one of the most dynamic players in the league when healthy.

The Kings of old featuring the likes of Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic are long gone, and it's been a painful slog ever since. Hopefully Fox can return to full health soon and try to reverse that trend.