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Kevin Durant on De’Aaron Fox: “He’ll change your franchise”

(Photo via Kimani Okearah)

(Photo via Kimani Okearah)

As a rookie last season, former Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox took a while to find his groove as a starting point guard in the NBA. His first year in Sacramento, Fox averaged a less-than-stellar 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 27 minutes per game. He had his moments, but shot selection, turnovers, and struggles with his jumper limited his overall production and development.

Fast forward to year two, and the speedy point guard has already seen a massive spike in success with the Kings.

Fox is currently averaging 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and just over one steal per game. His overall shooting numbers have improved, as well, jumping from 41 percent from the field and 30 percent from three last season to 47 percent overall and 38 percent from beyond the arc.

Following his most recent performance against the Golden State Warriors, NBA superstar Kevin Durant had extremely high praise for the former Wildcat, saying he’s a franchise-changer.

You hand the ball over to De’Aaron Fox, and he’ll change your franchise,” he said. “That’s the kind of player he is. He’s a no nonsense type of player and he’s going to play for his teammates.”

Listen to the full comments below:

Not too shabby for a kid who can’t even legally drink alcohol yet.

Here are his highlights up to this point in the season, featuring some absolutely disgusting dunks in transition:

If only Lonzo Ball would stop hiding from Fox so we could find out once again who the best point guard prospect is in the class of 2017…



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for Kevin Durant on De’Aaron Fox: “He’ll change your franchise”

  1. Cincy Cayt
    10:11 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Wish we had more support for him his one year here. Monk and Bam weren’t quite enough to help shoulder the pressure.

    • IrishCat
      10:41 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Not quite enough depth that year.

    • UKWildcatNation
      7:10 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Agree…with just even ONE more contributor in the 2016-2017. I loved Wenyen but I just kept waiting for him to go to that next level. And if Malik had been more of a selfish scorer at times (he went 7-8 minute stretches without taking a shot!) they would have beaten UNC AGAIN and won the title

  2. friendsofcoal
    2:40 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    He would be a junior this year…how fun it is to dream!

  3. KYjellyRoll
    7:49 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    Man oh man. Fox is in my top 3

  4. Alleykat16
    11:57 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    We don’t need to see more between Fox and Ball just look at the stats. Fox is so much better than Ball. The only thing that gets Ball exposure is he is a Laker. If Fox was on the Lakers team the Lakers would be a lot better than they are now. I really like this Kings team I hope they can keep this up the whole season