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UPDATE: De’Aaron Fox diagnosed with sprained ankle, will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks

The Kings could be in trouble with their star point guard sidelined. We break down how it impacts Sacramento’s lineup and who will step up.

Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox and Atlanta Hawks guard DeAndre’ Bembry on the court in the third quarter at State Farm Arena. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

Fox initially sustained the injury during practice on Monday, first reported by ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fox had been underperforming for the 3-6 Kings so far this season, averaging 18.2 points with 7.0 assists and a 16.33 PER through nine games. With Fox expected to miss time, Buddy Hield should see a big bump in usage and will likely be a trendy play Tuesday night vs. the Trail Blazers. Cory Joseph would likely start at PG with Bogdan Bogdanovich also seeing additional minutes off the bench (or even in the starting five).

This would also make Portland a decent play from a gambling perspective depending on how the lines shake out with Fox out. Sacramento will likely enter the night as a massive underdog.

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