Just 36 days after suffering a Grade 3 sprain of his left ankle during a mishap in practice, De’Aaron Fox is back on the court breaking the ankles of his opponents.
The Sacramento Kings’ third-year point guard returned to action Tuesday night in Charlotte to score 19 points and dish out eight assists off the bench as the Kings fell to the Hornets 102-110. The loss dropped the squad to 12-15 on the young season.
While some might fret over the defeat, the big picture is far more positive. Fox looked very spry during all 30 minutes he was on the court and did not appear to be hampered in any way by the ankle. He also showed off a nice shooting touch following his 17-game absence, hitting 6-13 shots, and 2-6 from behind the arc.
In fact, De’Aaron’s ankle was feeling so good Tuesday night that he decided to hurdle Charlotte’s Devonte Graham late in the 3rd quarter. The shame was that even though he cleared him, the refs called a foul because no one is supposed to be able to hurdle an NBA player.