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March 21, 2023 | 10:23 am EDT Update
In six seasons with the Kings, Fox has played for four head coaches (Dave Joerger, Luke Walton, Alvin Gentry, and Mike Brown) and two general managers (Vlade Divac and Monte McNair). With consistently swift changes over the years to his coaches and executives above him, Fox questioned his long-term future. “There were times when you wondered would you still be here?” Fox told HoopsHype. “You could end up being traded as well. I always thought, at some point, the roster would fit together, and everyone would click on all cylinders. My mindset had never been, would this ever work? It was more so when would this work?”

Kyrie Irving on Ja Morant situation: 'There was an overload of judgment'

“I believe any hardship in life builds character,” said Irving who was suspended earlier this season and last year missed more than half of Brooklyn’s games because of his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “When you’re dealing with particular hardships in the public eye, especially with the media being attracted to just keeping up with what we’re doing, or what’s the next kind of grab or story,” Irving said. “I don’t want to assume anything by every media member, but that’s just the way it seems for me and my perspective, which is there was an overload of judgment on Ja. There was an overload of judgment on what I had going on, and there’s usually an overload of judgment from the public court of opinion.”
One reason Fox and Sabonis have clicked well together was thanks partly to their first conversation together. “With both of us being left-handed, one of us had to go left, and the other had to go right,” Fox explained to HoopsHype. “I told him I’ll go right because when we were scouting against them (Pacers), we would always send their ball handler to the right so he couldn’t roll left. Now, you can’t send him and me to the right.”

Mike Brown on De'Aaron Fox: 'He's barely scratching his potential'

“The crazy part about Fox is he’s barely scratching his potential,” Brown said. “I’m telling you, he’s got a lot of room to grow. I’ve been pleasantly surprised being around him because his ceiling is so high. He’s doing it at the right times. He could literally go out there at the beginning of the games and think about himself and probably average 40. He’s that good. He’s picking the right spots to do it. He’s trying to learn what it means to lead this team not only during games but practices and shootarounds away from the court.”
March 21, 2023 | 6:46 am EDT Update

Dillon Brooks: 'I’ve got to tone it down and get back to my mindfulness practice'

The good news for Brooks and the Grizzlies is the NBA resets the technicals count for the playoffs, and the automatic suspensions don’t start rolling again until a player reaches seven. “I’ve got to tone it down and get back to my mindfulness practice and find ways to channel it better,” Brooks said.