With the 5th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings selected point guard De’Aaron Fox from the University of Kentucky. This comes as no surprise to anybody, as he was clearly the best player available and was a perfect fit for the Sacramento Kings.
Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game this past year at Kentucky. He led the Wildcats to the Elite 8, where they ultimately fell to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Fox then declared for the draft, anticipating to be a top-5 selection, and he was correct.
De’Aaron Fox should fit right in with the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento is in desperate need of a point guard and a leader, and Fox should fill both of those roles. Fox is already good friends with teammate Willie Cauley-Stein, as they both went to the same college. Kings forward Skal Labissiere is a Kentucky boy as well. Fox will bring a lot of charisma and energy to a Sacramento team that needs it, as well.
We’ve already covered De’Aaron Fox in a past article, and how his best fit would be the Sacramento Kings. We looked at his best traits, his weaknesses, and his NBA comparison. Check that out if you are interested in finding more out about Fox’s game, and how he will translate to the NBA.
Without a doubt, Sacramento landed a premiere talent in point guard De’Aaron Fox. He has the potential to lead the Kings for years to come and be a true point guard for this young and upcoming squad.
Buddy Hield, Kings shooting guard, seems to approve of the Sacramento Kings selection in the draft. Expect this dynamic backcourt to man the Kings for years to come. Let’s hope De’Aaron Fox is the franchise player for Sacramento, the one to turn them around! Welcome to the Sacramento Kings, De’Aaron Fox!