Former Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox will be in Chicago tomorrow night as the representative for the Sacramento Kings at this year’s NBA draft lottery.
During a recent interview with The Ringer NBA Podcast, Fox was asked if he was surprised the Kings selected him to be the one to attend the lottery on the franchise’s behalf.
“I’m a good face,” he said, laughing. “I’m just going to try to bring some good luck.”
Sacramento is currently projected to land the No. 7 pick based on the lottery’s odds. Last year the team moved up three places — from the eighth pick to the fifth pick — which allowed it to draft Fox. He hopes to make a similar climb up the board tomorrow night.
|TEAM||ODDS OF NO. 1 PICK||ODDS OF TOP-THREE PICK|
|1. Phoenix Suns (21-61)||25 percent||64.2 percent|
|2. Memphis Grizzlies (22-60)||19.9 percent||55.8 percent|
|3. Dallas Mavericks (24-58)||13.8 percent||42.6 percent|
|4. Atlanta Hawks (24-58)||13.7 percent||42.6 percent|
|5. Orlando Magic (25-57)||8.8 percent||29.1 percent|
|6. Chicago Bulls (27-55)||5.3 percent||18.3 percent|
|7. Sacramento Kings (27-55)||5.3 percent||18.3 percent|
|8. Cleveland Cavaliers via Brooklyn Nets (28-54)||2.8 percent||9.9 percent|
|9. New York Knicks (29-53)||1.7 percent||6.1 percent|
|10. Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics via L.A. Lakers (35-47)*||1.1 percent||4.0 percent|
|11. Charlotte Hornets (36-46)||0.8 percent||2.9 percent|
|12. L.A. Clippers via Detroit Pistons (39-43)**||0.7 percent||2.5 percent|
|13. L.A. Clippers (42-40)||0.6 percent||2.2 percent|
|14. Denver Nuggets (46-36)||0.5 percent||1.8 percent|
Fox was also asked to speak on the players panel at the NBA combine, but respectfully declined because he doesn’t want to stay in Chicago any longer than he already has to for the lottery. At least he’s honest.