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The Sacramento Bee, Jason Jones column

The Sacramento Bee — Jason Jones The Sacramento Bee

Feb. 14--HOUSTON -- De'Aaron Fox's plans for the All-Star break have been altered.

The Kings rookie point guard was added to Friday's Rising Stars game in Los Angeles on the U.S. Team, replacing Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, who has missed 13 games with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Fox is the third King to be selected for the game that showcases some of the NBA's best rookies and second-year players. Rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic and second-year guard Buddy Hield are on the World Team.

The Kings hadn't had a player in the game since Isaiah Thomas in 2013.

Fox is averaging 11.3 points and a team-high 4.3 assists this season.

Fox told The Bee last month he was not disappointed that he wasn't selected to the game, and that he planned to vacation and relax. He was going to spend time with his family in Houston, where the Kings play Wednesday against the Rockets, before visiting in Lexington, Ky., where he played college basketball for Kentucky.

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