De'Aaron Fox Rumors

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De'Aaron Fox
De'Aaron Fox
Position: G
Born: 12/20/97
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Salary: $5,470,920
Divac, who had a front-row seat to watch his No. 2 pick, Marvin Bagley III, take on Suns No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton, felt the high-flying LaVine would have been a natural fit with his roster. “We are trying to build a team that is exciting and up-tempo,” Divac said. “We have one of the fastest point guards in the league (in De’Aaron Fox). We are young, but we are making progress. From last year, we are definitely a better team. We need more pieces, of course, but we are going to be smart. We are not going to rush into something that we don’t feel comfortable with. We are going to stay put and try to help those guys develop.”
Kings assistant coach Larry Lewis, who is leading the team in the California Classic and NBA Summer League, said Monday that physicality is something Fox has zeroed in on. “After finishing last season, a player can look up and say, ‘OK, the NBA is about this, this and that – I need this if I’m going do what I need to do,’ and I think part of it was him realizing that he had to get in the weight room,” Lewis said. “Since our last game … he didn’t waste any time, I think he got right down to business. He is more physical than I have seen him … He’s not going to sit back and take punches, he’d rather give them.”
He looked like a guy who is too talented to be in Summer League, and that is a good thing, but he is taking the opportunity to add to his game. “I feel like I’m playing stronger, getting to my spot a lot easier and that’s what the offseason is for – to better yourself,” Fox said. “Try to not allow people to go under screens, that’s why I shot a lot of threes today. Summer League is where you work on your game – that‘s what I’m doing. I get to the basket at the blink of an eye. When the game was close, I stopped shooting threes and I got to the basket and shot layups when I wanted to.”