Kings’ De’Aaron Fox on track to make Team USA World Cup roster thanks to strong camp
It looks like Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox is going to make the Team USA World Cup roster.
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Fox has been standing out to the media every time they are let in to watch Team USA practice in Las Vegas:
No official announcement yet, of course, but go ahead and put Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox's name on the Team USA roster for China. Consistently standing out and making the right decision every time the media is in allowed in the gym here in Vegas …
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 7, 2019
Last season for the Kings, De’Aaron Fox averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists. The lefty shot 45.8 percent overall, 37.1 percent from the 3-point line and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe.
Fox is arguably the fastest guard in the NBA. His speed in transition will be a weapon Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich can use in China since other countries likely won’t have defenders who will be able to stay in front of Fox in the open court.
The Kings have to be thrilled Fox is turning heads in Las Vegas. This experience is going to make Fox a better basketball player on both ends of the floor.
The more time Fox gets to spend around Popovich, the better. After all, Popovich is one of the brightest basketball minds.