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Sacramento Bee: De’Aaron Fox still has a lot to prove

(Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee)

(Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee)

De’Aaron Fox entered his rookie season in Sacramento with a lot of pressure. He was the first round pick of a franchise that really hasn’t been good in a long time. To add gas to the fire, Fox was surrounded by a lot of youth and inexperience.

Fox’s first season wasn’t bad. He finished the year averaging 11.6 points and 4.4 rebounds a game.

In order to prepare for next month’s NBA Draft, the Sacramento Bee is profiling each of the Kings’ positions relative to how and who they should draft. The first installment discusses the point guard position for the team. On Fox, they say:

The Kings believe Fox is an All-Star talent, but they want to see him become more of a leader and take more control of the team in his second season. That means being the hardest worker, demanding more of his teammates and establishing the Kings’ style of play by being assertive.

Fox proved he could make clutch shots and at times was a pest on defense, but that must become more consistent.

I think that those are fair criticisms of the former Cat. We all know the inconsistency of his three-pointer. If he can become more consistent shooting that shot and continue to improve upon his already good defensive skills, he could become a yearly All-Star.

You can read more about Fox and the rest of the Kings point guard position by clicking hereIn it, you will find some interesting “possible point guard draft picks” to pair up with Fox.

Since we are talking about Fox, it just gives me another reason to watch his highlights from the UCLA Sweet 16 game again. Lonzo who?


Article written by Sam Gormley

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5 Comments for Sacramento Bee: De’Aaron Fox still has a lot to prove

  1. rockatao
    11:53 am May 26, 2018 Permalink

    Fox will not be an NBA All-Star. Doesn’t shoot well enough. Low assist rate. Too many better point guards ahead of him.

    • BBNDan7
      1:31 pm May 26, 2018 Permalink

      How can you make that assumption after literally one year?

  2. Cmart0907
    12:39 pm May 26, 2018 Permalink

    I would compare Fox to John Wall. Neither one could shoot really. I’m not saying Fox will be the same as John Wall. He wasn’t surrounded as much hype as Wall was. I’m saying if Fox continues to improves he can easily average 18 or 19pts a game and 7 or 8 ast. You can’t teach speed. He can always work on the jump shot.

  3. bigblue98
    1:25 pm May 26, 2018 Permalink

    Fox’s problem at being all star potentially is where he plays at. The kings have been horrible since C-Webb retired in early 2000’s. Their front office and ownership seem to be in constant disarray. Big Cuz couldn’t wait to get out of there. Fox needs to keep improving and get out of Sacramento when he has the chance. Maybe he could go to the pelicans in a couple of years.

  4. shelby
    9:44 pm May 26, 2018 Permalink

    Honestly one of all-time favorite cats. Great talent,great personality