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Kings’ De’Aaron Fox gives Luke Walton a strong endorsement amid tough start

De'Aaron Fox, Luke Walton

The Sacramento Kings are off to a horrible start to a 2019-20 season that was filled with so much hope and promise. Despite sputtering out of the gates, Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox is still one-hundred percent behind new head coach Luke Walton.

“For sure,” Fox said via Jason Jones of The Athletic. “We’re going to ride with him. He’s been great since the day that he stepped in. I think we feel like we trust him and he trusts us.”

Sacramento began its season with five straight defeats, including one against the lowly Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Luckily, they broke their losing streak with a narrow one-point victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.

The Kings entered this season with high expectations after they overachieved last year. Many thought that new head coach Luke Walton would turn the Kings up a notch and unleash them this season.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case so far six games through the 2019-20 campaign. Nevertheless, we’re still just around two weeks into the season and there’s still a lot of basketball to be played.

Fox, much like the rest of the roster, has been having an up-and-down campaign so far. He did, however, come up big for Sacramento to notch their first win of the season. The speedy lefty finished with 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from the free-throw line while adding five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.

In six games so far, Fox is averaging 17.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 6.8 assists, all of which are on par with his numbers from a year ago. However, Fox’s efficiency has taken a hit, as he is shooting just 40.5 percent for the year, as compared to 45.8 percent last season.