Sacramento exercises options on De’Aaron Fox, Harry Giles, Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson, Skal Labissiere
The Sacramento Kings have exercised team options on point guard De’Aaron Fox, forward Harry Giles, shooting guard Buddy Hield, swingman Justin Jackson and center Skal Labissiere, the team announced in a press release Friday.
The Kings drafted De’Aaron Fox with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Kentucky. The 20-year-old played in 73 games during his rookie season and averaged 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 30.7 percent from beyond the arc. Through five games this season, Fox is posting 17.6 points per contest.
The Kings drafted Harry Giles with the 20th overall overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Duke. The 20-year-old missed his entire rookie season while recovering from a knee injury. Through five games this season, Giles is averaging 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds.
Sacramento acquired Buddy Hield from the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade. The 24-year-old is averaging 16.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from beyond the arc.
Justin Jackson is in his second season in the NBA. He played his college ball at the University of North Carolina. The 23-year-old is averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds this season.
Skal Labissiere is in his third season with the Kings. The big man is averaging 1.3 points per game on the season.