Fox won’t play against the Spurs on Friday as he continues to take the final steps toward a return to action. Sacramento still has faint hopes of making the play-in tournament. The team trails San Antonio by 2 1/2 games for the 1oth and final playoff spot and a win on Friday, plus Fox’s return for the final week of action, could help the Kings sneak into the postseason.
Sacramento went 4-0 on its recent road trip and has five more games remaining after Friday, including a back-to-back against lottery-bound Oklahoma City.
Fox is averaging a career-best 25.2 PPG and 7.2 APG and was scoring at a 29.3 PPG clip last month before he entered protocols on April 23.