Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox believes the future of the NBA is “in good hands.”
There are four players from the 2017 Draft class on Team USA at the moment: De’Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma and Jayson Tatum. Add to the fact that Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons and Milwaukee Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo are so young and already so good, the future of the league appears to be strong.
“I think it’s definitely great,” Fox said, via Jason Jones of The Athletic. “To have guys that you come in the league with as well, it’s definitely fun, something you can look back on and talk about years down the road.
“The league, I think it’s in good hands. Every year you have guys come in and there are probably guys who aren’t here who could possibly be here as well, just thinking about how competitive the league is and how young it is now.”
Fox, Mitchell, Kuzma and Tatum all have All-Star potential. They will use this Team USA experience as a springboard for the upcoming NBA season.
The Kings, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, are eager to see if Fox can lead the franchise back to the postseason soon. Next season will be hard since the West is loaded, but the Kings definitely have a bright future with Fox and Marvin Bagley III leading the charge.