Third player in franchise history with three or more POTW awards
Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a perfect 3-0 record for games played between November 14 and November 20, the NBA announced today. Fox averaged 25.0 points, (60.0 FG%, 41.7 3PT%, 88.9 FT%), 3.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists throughout the week.
Fox earns the honor of Western Conference Player of the Week for the third time in his career and the first time during the 2022-23 season. He is the third player in franchise history to earn three or more Player of the Week awards, only trailing Chris Webber (7) and DeMarcus Cousins (5).
The Kings currently hold a six-game winning streak for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Throughout the undefeated stretch, Fox has amassed averages of 24.0 points (57.7 FG%, 40.0 3PT%, 81.5 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 31.7 minutes per game. In total, the former Kentucky Wildcat made 56 field goals, tied for seventh in the Association and fourth among all guards, and scored 147 points which ranked 12th in the NBA during every player’s last six games.
In Sunday’s victory vs. the Detroit Pistons, Fox tallied 33 points, shooting 11-of-18 from the field, marking his fifth 30-point game this season and making him the seventh player in franchise history with five or more 30-point outings through the team’s first 15 games. Additionally, he tallied seven assists, four rebounds and shot a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line.
The six-year guard is currently averaging 25.4 points (55.8 FG%, 38.2 3PT%, 84.5 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.2 minutes per game while starting 14 games for the Kings this season.