Fox Drawing All-Star Level Praise This Season

The second-year guard is earning serious consideration for February's mid-season contest.
by Jordan Ramirez
Digital Managing Editor


That's the number of wins that basketball pundits slated for Sacramento this season.

Little did they know, that this former No. 5 overall pick wouldn't allow preseason predictions dictate the season.

De'Aaron Fox, the 6'3" sophomore, has led the charge for the upstart Kings, putting up career numbers across the board.

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Earning the respect of peers and critics alike, Fox is averaging 17.8 points, 7.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds on 47 percent shooting this season.

As a comparison, Swipa finished averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 assists on 41 percent shooting in his first year as a pro.

The team is far outperforming predictions thus far, with the Kings not earning their 19th win until March 1 last year.

Sactown's rise can be attributed to the development of many, but especially No. 5.

"He's going to be great," Memphis guard Mike Conley said after a matchup with the now 21-year-old. "The sky is the limit for him."

Fox would become the first All-Star the franchise has seen since DeMarcus Cousins, and the first guard since Mitch Richmond during the 1997-98 season.

Vote for Fox and his backcourt-mate Buddy Hield into the All-Star Game and catch them at Golden 1 Center throughout the season.

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