Sacramento Kings believe De’Aaron Fox is best point guard in the draft class
The Sacramento Kings were, per many analysts, the winners of the 2017 NBA Draft. The organization traded their 10th selection for the 15th and 20th and also selected 5th. With the 5th pick, they selected guard De’Aaron Fox who was renowned for his resemblance to Washington Wizards superstar John Wall.
While he does lack a good jumpshot, Fox still possesses immense potential. There was a lot of hype around guards in this draft class. Most of it was centered around Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, but Fox is definitely on their level.
His team, the Sacramento Kings, believe they got someone who is a level above the first and second picks. Kings summer league head coach, Jason March, was pretty direct in his statement.
“We got the best one, without a doubt,” said March, when talking to the Sacramento Bee. “First of all, we got the guy we wanted and I think he wanted us, I think he’s made that clear and we got the best one and we’re very excited. With that said, there’s some talented young men, it was incredible watching these guys.”
Fox himself also spoke to the Sacramento Bee. He spoke about this point guard class and what he needs to improve in the league.
“Coming in we knew it was going to be a great point guard class and in summer league we proved it,” Fox said. “None of this matters at the end of the day, what matters is what we do when we actually get in the league in the regular season. I feel like I came out and showed I could make the midrange shot on the move. Defensively I felt like I was fine. The physicality part is something I know is going to be different.”
Fox attended University of Kentucky for one year before declaring for the draft. During summer league, he averaged 11.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. Fox also picked up a minor ankle injury, but he will be completely healed before training camps begin.