Kings: De’Aaron Fox out at least two weeks

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The Kings’ efforts to win immediately have just left a lot of misery.

Now, their attempts to groom young players for the future have hit a snag.

James Ham of NBC Sports Sacramento:

De’Aaron Fox sat two of the last three games and was a on the sidelines at practice Friday afternoon with what the team has described as a right quad contusion. Following an MRI, the diagnosis has changed.

The rookie point guard has a slight tear to the quadricep muscle in his right leg and will miss the next two weeks and then be reevaluated by the Kings.

This is a bummer for Sacramento, which doesn’t have much else going for it. Fox isn’t good, but he’s promising, and his development had been a source for hope.

The Kings will rely on George Hill more at point guard, and rookie second-rounder Frank Mason has looked surprisingly comfortable. Garrett Temple can also play point guard. So, Sacramento has enough depth to keep trudging at its 11-20 pace or so.

But without Fox, the Kings are more depressing for a while.