Kings’ De’Aaron Fox confident he has a ‘good chance’ to make Team USA’s final roster
Kings PG De'Aaron Fox on his promotion from the Select Team to the USA National Team.
"I feel like I have a good chance to make it," @swipathefox when asked about making the final 12 man Team USA roster competing in FIBA World Cup.
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Team USA is running short on point guards. Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics figures to be the main man at point. Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is also in the mix but is recovering from a thumb injury. Thus, De’Aaron Fox could very well end up on the final roster.
Team USA has seen a bevy of NBA stars drop out of the festivities this summer. This is giving up-and-coming stars like Fox a big opportunity to don “USA” on their chest and play for the flag.
Fox is one of the league’s most exciting rising stars. Despite being just 21 years old, Fox showed a lot of progress and maturity in his game last season.
Fox’s best qualities are his speed and athleticism. This is definitely something that Team USA can utilize as it faces international competition.
Making the final roster could bode well for De’Aaron Fox’s career. He is one of the top candidates for a major breakout next season. Getting a summer’s work with one of the best mentors in NBA history, Team USA coach Gregg Popovich, will work wonders for his basketball IQ.