De'Aaron Fox
De'Aaron Fox
23-Year-Old GuardG
Sacramento Kings
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fox had a strong third season, averaging 32.0 minutes per game while putting up 21.1 points, 6.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He also improved his field-goal efficiency to 48.0 percent but oddly dropped to 29.2 from three after shooting 37.1 as a sophomore. His free-throw efficiency also remained low for a guard, as he went just 70.5 percent from the charity stripe. Regardless, Fox's impressive counting stats led to a top-60 fantasy ranking (per-game, eight-category). His total fantasy rank suffered, however, as he missed 17 straight games early in the year due to an ankle injury. Heading into his fourth season, the 23-year-old just signed a five-year, $163 million max extension, and he should continue building upon his game, with his three-point and free-throw shooting being the most obvious potential improvement areas. If he can boost his overall scoring in those ways, the boost to Fox's fantasy value would be significant. The Kings also failed to add any legitimate building blocks to the roster, so Fox will remain the focal point of the offense, and his role is extremely safe. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $163 million extension with the Kings in November of 2020.
Personal Bio

De'Aaron Martez Fox was born in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother, Lorraine Harris-Fox, played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock from 1986-88. De'Aaron created The Fox Whole Family Foundation, which serves women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer, as his mother is a breast cancer survivor. In 2018-19, Fox launched the Breast Cancer Community Assist Program and donated $100 for each personal assist at home to the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. Also in 2018, Fox started an annual clinic with his mother over Mother's Day weekend. The clinic brings breast cancer survivors and their families to Golden 1 Center to learn about breast cancer treatment and basketball. In 2019, Fox received the Oscar Robertson Triple-Double award, which is given to a Kings player who exemplifies excellence both on the court and in the community. Fans can follow Fox on Twitter and Instagram (swipathefox).

College/International Summary

Before being drafted by Sacramento with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2017 draft, De'Aaron Fox spent a season displaying his talents at the University of Kentucky. During his freshman season, fresh off being named Texas Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2016, Fox put together a performance worthy of first-team All-SEC honors. He started the season with a double-double 12-point,12-assist performance in a win over Stephen F. Austin. That effort set a school record for most assists in a debut. On Nov. 28, in a win over Arizona State, Fox recorded a triple double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Fox's feat made him only the second Wildcat in the history of Kentucky basketball to record a triple-double (Chris Mill, 1988). On Jan. 7, the fiesty point guard posted 27 points and six assists during a victory over Arkansas. Fox's Wildcats qualified for the NCAA Tournament and defeated Northern Kentucky and Wichita State in the first two rounds. During their Sweet 16 matchup with UCLA, Fox scored a freshman NCAA Tournament record 39 points. Kentucky later fell to the University of North Carolina in the ensuing Elite 8 matchup. Later, Fox declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA draft.

Provides 22 points in win
GSacramento Kings
January 22, 2021
Fox totaled 22 points (7-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block across 37 minutes Friday in the Kings' 103-94 win over the Knicks.
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In a game that finished with all five Kings starters having registered double-digit scoring, Fox paced a balanced attack with his 11th game this season over 20 points. He also tied for the team lead with seven assists and a trio of three-pointers. In his fourth NBA campaign, Fox is posting per-game averages of 20.9 points, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals.
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2019

Fox played in 51 of a possible 72 games for the Kings during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season. He averaged a career-best 21.1 points per game while shooting a career-high 48.0 percent from the field. Fox rounded out his stat line with 6.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 three-pointers per game. In the second game of the season, Oct. 25 against Portland, the 22-year-old posted 28 points, six rebounds, five assists and three treys. Five nights later, Fox registered his first double-double of the season with 16 points, 10 assists and two steals against the Hornets. An ankle injury forced Fox to miss 17 straight games between Nov. 12 and Dec. 15, but he hardly missed a beat upon returning, as he notched 19 points in his first game back, Dec. 17 against Charlotte. On Dec. 29 against Denver, Fox dished a season-high 13 assists to accompany 18 points. All in all, the Kentucky product recorded nine double-doubles and scored 30-plus points seven times. On Jan. 13, he did both, recording 31 points with 10 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block against the Magic. On Jan. 30, Fox scored 34 points -- then a career high -- during a road win over the Clippers, adding eight assists, four steals, three three-pointers and two blocks in arguably his best game of the season. After the NBA resumed play in the Orlando bubble, Fox set a new career high with 39 points against the Spurs on Jul. 31.

2018

In his second season in the NBA, Fox took big steps forward across the board. The lightning-quick point guard started 81 games and scored 17.3 points per game, up from 11.6 as a rookie. He dished out 7.3 assists per game, up from 4.4 in 2017-2018 and good for eighth in the league. He also managed 3.8 rebounds per game, up from 2.8 a year earlier. Fox was buoyed by an increase in playing time. He saw 31.4 minutes per game after playing 27.8 minutes per game as rookie. However, Fox's improved production wasn't simply a result of increased playing time. The 21-year-old went for 19.8 points, 8.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per 36 minutes, which were all up from the year before. Fox also improved his shooting percentage from both inside and outside the arc. He finished at 45.8 percent overall and 37.1 percent from 3-point range. The Kentucky product thrived in Sacramento's fast-paced attack, helping the Kings score 114.2 points per game (good for ninth in the NBA) and finish with 39 wins, their most since 2005-2006.

2017

The No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Fox was tasked with orchestrating the offense in Sacramento as a rookie. The young point guard appeared in 73 games and made 60 starts. Fox wasted no time establishing himself as a key player for the Kings, averaging 11.6 points and 4.4 assists per game. The Kentucky product shot 41.2 percent from the field, 30.7 percent from 3-point range and 72.3 percent from the free-throw line. Fox also showed off his quickness by registering 70 steals in his 73 games of action. He twice recorded four steals in a game and had another five outings with three steals. Fox made his NBA debut on opening night, Oct. 18, with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds during a home loss to the Rockets. Fox recorded his first career double-double on Jan. 8 with 11 points and 10 assists during a home loss to the Spurs. Fox recorded three double-doubles during the season, with all three coming via points and assists. On Jan. 28, Fox went off for a season-high 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting against San Antonio. The rookie topped 20 points four other times. The 20-year-old even had a four-block game, a Dec. 1 win at Chicago, in what was a successful rookie NBA campaign.

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Transaction History
  • June 22, 2017
    Drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
  • July 7, 2017
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Sacramento Kings.
  • November 20, 2020
    Signed a five-year, $163 million contract extension with the Sacramento Kings.
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After an underwhelming first season where he failed to make an All-Rookie team, Fox stepped up as a sophomore in 2018-19. He ranked fourth in total assists (590) and sixth in steals (133) while also averaging 17.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The former fifth overall pick improved his efficiency as well, raising his true shooting percentage from 47.7% to 54.4%. Fox's development helped contribute to a 39-win season for Sacramento, and it was the first time the Kings have reached that many victories since 2005-06. He'll look to continue building on his second season, where he managed to accumulate three 30-point games, 17 games with at least 10 assists, and 19 performances with at least three steals. Already a top contributor in the assists and steals categories, Fox's room to grow is in his scoring. Primarily, increasing his free-throw percentage (72.7%) and finding a way to shoot more threes (1.1 makes per game at 37.1%).
After being selected to the First Team All-SEC during his freshman year at Kentucky, Fox was selected by the Kings with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He proceeded to start 60 of his 73 appearances for the team, but failed to crack 30 minutes per night. The rookie struggled scoring the ball, averaging 11.6 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field, 30.7 percent from deep and 72.3 percent from the line. Fox was also a subpar distributor and defender, posting 4.4 assists compared with 2.4 turnovers, and swiping only 1.0 steal per contest. It wasn't all underwhelming, however, as he still managed to flash the upside the Kings were hoping for. Fox posted five games with at least 20 points, four games with double-digit assists, and seven games with three-plus steals. Entering his age 21 season, Fox will likely be handed a similar, if not expanded, role.
Fox, a 6-foot-3 point guard out of Kentucky, was drafted fifth overall by the Kings in the 2017 NBA Draft. Last season, in college, Fox posted 16.7 points and 4.6 assists per game – the latter of which led the SEC. Though he showed to be an inconsistent shooter, Fox’s upside as an explosive ball-handler and defender seemingly intrigued the Kings enough to warrant a selection. When Sacramento made the pick, it was assumed Fox would be immediately thrown into the fire as starting point guard for the rebuilding franchise. However, the Kings signed veteran point guard George Hill during free agency, who garnered a 30-plus minute workload last season. It’s unclear at the moment if coach Dave Joerger intends to play Hill at the shooting guard at times to free up Fox at the point, though that seems like legitimate scenario. As a result, Fox’s Fantasy value is a somewhat unclear heading into his rookie season, making him a risky pick due to not only his questionable workload, but also his undetermined adjustment to NBA basketball. He might be worth avoiding in many formats until coach Joerger shows his hand.
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Games Sunday, Monday postponed
GSacramento Kings
January 21, 2021
Fox and the Kings will not play Sunday or Monday against the Grizzlies due to postponement, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Paces team with 25 points
GSacramento Kings
January 20, 2021
Fox totaled 25 points (10-18 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-8 FT), four rebounds and seven assists across 34 minutes Wednesday in the Kings' 115-96 loss to the Clippers.
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Career night in loss
GSacramento Kings
January 18, 2021
Fox finished with 43 points (17-27 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 13 assists, four boards and four steals across 39 minutes Sunday in the Kings' 128-123 loss to the Pelicans.
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Scores 14 points in loss
GSacramento Kings
January 16, 2021
Fox posted 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), a rebound and three assists across 23 minutes in Friday's loss against the Clippers.
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Fills stat sheet in loss
GSacramento Kings
January 13, 2021
Fox recorded 29 points (9-18 FG, 5-8 3PT, 6-8 FT), six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 36 minutes in the 132-126 loss to Portland on Wednesday.
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