They shipped Tyrese Haliburton — who was probably are more promising player — to the Indiana Pacers to keep the ball in his hands and make sure he was their point guard for the future.
And, thus far, that best has most definitely paid off for the Kings, as Fox is finally taking that leap we all expected him to take a couple of years ago.
He continued his great season with a 37-point, 6-assist explosion to lead the Kings over the Utah Jazz on the road last night.
But as impressive as his performance was, coach Mike Brown wasn’t fazed at all, as he thinks he’s capable of posting those numbers on a nightly basis:
“I don’t want to praise him too much, the reason being that’s what that dude’s capable of,” Brown said postgame. “He had a big game for us on the road, but I’m telling you, that’s De’Aaron Fox. And it’s great that the league — not just people in the NBA, but the media, fans; they’re starting to recognize his greatness. And he’s just scratching the surface.”
"I don't want to praise him too much, the reason being that's what that dude's capable of."
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2023
But he’s just 25 years old, and he’s currently averaging 23.8 points, 4.6 boards, and 5.9 dimes per game on 50% from the floor, so it seems like he’s finally ready to break out.