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Fox Wins Clutch Player of the Year 

By Jordan Latimore

The first Jerry West Trophy lands in Sacramento. 

After leading the Kings to their first playoff berth in 17 years – often in dramatic fashion – De'Aaron Fox secured the inagural award. 

The first-time All-Star proved time and time again how much of a catalyst he is for the franchise that drafted him – especially when the team needed him most. 

Whether it was Orlando, Chicago, Utah, or L.A. to name a few on the road, or a game at Golden 1 Center, the NBA’s Clutch Player of the Year was not only unapologetic about how nice he is in the fourth quarter – with his league high 194 total clutch points this season – but crunch-time proficiency traveled as well. 

Behind the late-game heroics of Sir Clutch, Sacramento finished with the second-highest fourth quarter field-goal percentage (49.4) and 3-point percentage (38.3). 

Fox proved consistently, when the lights are brightest, he, and the Kings, shine. 

And while the award acknowledges regular season feats, Fox has picked up where he left off in his first post-season.