Kings guard De’Aaron Fox believes Cory Joseph will make him a ‘better offensive player’
Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox sees huge benefits playing alongside veteran guard Cory Joseph.
Fox admits he is excited to work with the well-traveled veteran, who has made stops in respectable organizations like the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. The speedy floor general believes he can learn plenty from being around Joseph.
“Defensively, he’s going to make me a much better offensive player,” Fox told James Ham of NBC Sports California. “He’s a savvy vet. He’s been through it. He’s won a championship. You do nothing but learn and get better from a guy like that. He’s one of the best defensive point guards in the league and being able to go up against guy like that in practice, it does nothing but help me.”
Joseph, who has career averages of 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists, is also eager to work with the 21-year-old guard.
“You want to go to a place where you have an opportunity and also knowing that De’Aaron is the franchise player here, we know that,” Joseph said, “but I’m here to help in any way I can possibly do that with the organization and try to win games. That’s what I’m about,”
Joseph will be an outstanding second-unit option who can lead the bench. Besides, with his experience, he can be a valuable veteran presence for the young Kings players like Fox.
It may be impossible to see the Kings come out on top of the Pacific Division just yet. However, Joseph will help Fox become the kind of star that will be able to do so.