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Kings’ De’Aaron Fox’s interesting take on whether he’s still underrated or not

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Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox signed a five-year, $163 million extension recently, a move everyone in the NBA saw coming.

Now that he got paid, though, Fox can’t be considered one of the most underrated players in the league anymore. That’s at least what the Kings guard told reporters on Tuesday.

De’Aaron Fox is going to be on everyone’s hit list now that he got his contract. The lefty won’t be able to fly under the radar anymore despite playing for a Kings franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006.

Since getting drafted by the Kings with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft, Fox has career averages of 16.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 205 games. The 22-year-old is one of the fastest players in the NBA with the ball in his hands and Sacramento is very lucky to have Fox on the team.

However, moving forward, the Kings have to surround Fox with more talent for the club to compete for a playoff spot in the West. Sacramento may never rebound from its mistake of drafting Marvin Bagley III over Luka Doncic in the 2018 draft.

Kings fans can only imagine how deadly Fox and Doncic would have been together.

Luke Walton is entering his second season as coach of the franchise in 2020-21. The former Los Angeles Lakers tactician has to be under some pressure to get the Kings to the postseason, but Walton can only do so much with the roster he’s working with.