Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox says his speed is “kind of natural” and he doesn’t do speed and agility work in the offseason.
Fox is arguably the fastest player in the NBA. The Kings’ floor general says as he started to get stronger and bigger, he became faster as well:
“I don’t mess with the track, that shit hurts,” Fox said, via Jason Jones of The Athletic. “I applaud people who run on the track, but that stuff hurts my legs, I can’t do it.
“But as far as speed work and agility, I don’t work on it. It’s kind of natural. When people say I’ve gotten faster, it’s really when I started getting stronger, I started to get faster. But I never necessarily worked on the speed aspect.”
De’Aaron Fox is a one-man fast break. He’s a blur in transition and impossible to stay in front of. The Kings, for the first time in years, actually have a bright future with Fox leading the offense.
Last season, Fox averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists.
The lefty, who withdrew from Team USA to focus on the upcoming season, shot 45.8 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line.