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Kings star De’Aaron Fox one of the ‘most gifted point guards in the world,’ says Igor Kokoskov

Kings, De'Aaron Fox, Igor Kokoskov

Sacramento Kings assistant coach Igor Kokoskov has some high praise for franchise point guard De’Aaron Fox, per Jason Jones of The Athletic.

“We all forget how old Fox is,” Kokoskov said. “Nobody was born with experience. He’s got unbelievable talent. He’s one of the most gifted and talented point guards in the world. He’s the face of the franchise, and we put a lot on this kid’s shoulders.”

In the midst of his third NBA season, the former top-five pick has steadily improved year by year. This year, Fox is averaging a career-high 20.4 points, 6.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from deep.

The lightning-quick guard had high expectations ever since entering the league and for the most part, Fox has met or even exceeded those expectations every step of the way.

Injuries derailed Fox’s 2019-20 season early on as the former Kentucky star missed 17-straight games from November to December. However, since returning from his injury, Fox has been nothing short of the star the Kings expected him to be.

Most recently, De’Aaron Fox is coming off a 31-point performance against the Washington Wizards that gave the Kings their sixth win in their last seven games as they attempt to fight for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.