De'Aaron Fox
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Sacramento Kings beating a star studded Los Angeles Lakers is not something that you would bet on most days. And to top that they will be without their star point guard De’Aaron Fox.

They will also be without Marvin Bagley III. Lakers on the other hand, look set to welcome Anthony Davis, who seemed to have a niggle in his shoulder and did not feature in the last game.

Lakers team news:

Lakers will once again be looking at LeBron James to lead them from the front. Lakers will also be looking to get back to the LeBron James- Anthony Davis partnership. Davis continued to play through his shoulder injury in the game against Phoenix Suns and was absent for Thursday’s game against Golden State Warriors. The latest report from the Lakers expect Anthony Davis, along with Avery Bradley to return to the team against Kings. Another positive for them is that  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was injured earlier, is not completely ruled out against the Kings, and is listed as doubtful. The only player who is completely listed out for the Lakers is DeMarcus Cousins, whose knee injury might keep him out for the season.

Kings team news:

The biggest miss for Sacramento Kings will be that of De’Aaron Fox, who is yet to recover from the hip injury that he sustained earlier this season. Fox spoke out for the first time on Thursday after his injury, and his expected to miss a few more days.

“After I got the MRI and the X-ray, before I even got the results, I knew I was going to be out a while,” Fox said as per the Sacramento Bee. “When they called me that night and told me, I kind of expected it, but at the same time my heart kind of dropped. I’ve never missed time like this.”

The Kings will also have to do without Marvin Bagley III. Two more players are listed as doubtful for Friday’s clash- Dwayne Dedmon with a knee injury and Trevor Ariza with groin.

Lakers vs Kings prediction-

Irrespective of the quite a noteworthy injury list from both sides, it is difficult to see the Kings pulling off a victory against a star studded Lakers. It won’t be a surprise to see a LeBron James’ led Lakers blowing away a Fox-less Kings side.