Well, we were hoping for an official update on De’Aaron Fox, Mychal Mulder, and Sacha Killeya-Jones in today’s media opportunity, but we didn’t get it. John Calipari was pulled into a last-minute meeting, so Joel Justus filled in and was very vague about Fox and Mulder’s status, giving this answer when asked:
“I mean, we’re going through practice today, we’ll see where everybody is. Regardless of who plays, we’ll put our best team out there.”
Will Fox and Mulder be able to practice today?
“You know, I’m not sure. We’ll see.”
Okay, fine. Derek Willis stayed mum on whether or not Fox and Mulder practiced, but he did say that a virus is working its way through the squad.
“The sickness is going through our team,” Willis said, via Kyle Tucker. “Hopefully I don’t get it.”
Justus’ response to that quote?
“We’ve had guys out, we’ve had guys out of practice. It’s a college basketball season and those things happen. You just look across the country at teams who are losing good players for the season, they’re losing guys for games. It’s a bit of a thing of attrition and for us, and I think in the big picture, we’ve been generally lucky when you talk about some of the guys other teams have lost.”
If you missed it, Matt said on today’s show that he’s hearing both Fox and Mulder should be able to play tomorrow, and Tucker noted that Mulder walked through the facility dressed for practice. Meanwhile, the most we’ve heard from Calipari on the matter is through Andy Katz, who is reporting that Fox’s status will remain a “game time decision”:
Kentucky coach John Calipari said De'Aaron Fox (out sick against Georgia Tuesday) will be a game time decision… https://t.co/0l3PfaY0rK
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) February 3, 2017
Glad we’re all clear on that.