Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has longest streak of games with a steal this season
De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings holds the longest streak with of games with at least a steal this season.
Per the Kings’ Twitter account, Fox — aptly nicknamed Swipa — is on a 14-game streak with at least one steal.
Swipa goes swiping for the longest current steals streak in the NBA 😱
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 16, 2019
For the season, Fox is averaging 1.82 steals per game for seventh in the league. Ahead of him are a bunch of defensive stalwarts: Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, James Harden, Robert Covington, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook.
The second-year man is definitely utilizing his lightning quick reflexes to intercept passing lanes and ultimately, help his team.
In a post-game interview after their 104-97 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Jan. 12, Fox shared what his mindset is on the defensive end.
Fox, who had three steals in that game said that a good defensive effort — whether it leads to a turnover or not — disrupts the offense of the opposing team. And that’s the goal in every defensive stance:
“Sometimes you just miss deflections because you’re a split second late and the ball gets by you, but I was able to get a lot today and we were able to get stops,” Fox said per James Ham of NBCS Sports. “They didn’t all lead to stops, they didn’t all lead to transition baskets, but it just disrupts the offenses.”
If he continues his stellar play of the defensive end, could we expect the 21-year-old to land a spot in the All-NBA Defensive Team?