Kings’ De’Aaron Fox putting in work this summer
Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox is wasting no time getting ready for training camp, as the 20-year-old has been working tirelessly hard in the gym this offseason.
.@swipathefox has been in the LAB ⚗️
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2018
As you can see, Fox is obviously already in great shape with less than two months until the new NBA season tips off. After undergoing a mostly productive rookie campaign, the 6-foot-3 guard struggled for consistency at times. In saying that, Fox still remained one of the shining lights in an otherwise underwhelming season for organisation.
The franchise will be looking to collect more wins this time around after selecting Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick in this summer’s NBA draft. The Duke product will now occupy the power forward position for the Kings, and the organization hopes Fox and Bagley can transform into a formidable one-two punch for them moving forward.
With the addition of Bagley, the Kings have put together one of the more exciting young cores in the association. Young guns Ben McLemore (25), Willie Cauley-Stein (25), Bogdan Bogdanovic (26), Buddy Hield (24), Justin Jackson (23) and Yogi Ferrell (25) make for an array of youthful talent all under the age of 27. Due to this, the Kings have put themselves in a position where they can be truly special in the future.
With that being said, the majority of their success will be determined by the development of Fox and Bagley, who remain the two most talented players out of the bunch. Bagley has yet to hit the NBA hardwood in a competitive regular-season game, but he has high expectations.
As for Fox, he averaged 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and one steal per game last season, but he’ll be looking to improve those numbers after getting a taste of the league and putting in a lot of work this summer.