De’Aaron Fox agrees to $163 million rookie-scale extension with Kings

Ruben Hill
November 21, 2020

A Kentucky product, he has steadily improved since being taken with the fifth pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

Sacramento's point guard agreed to a five-year, $163 million contract less than 90 minutes after the start of free agency, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported.

Fox, who will turn 23 next month, averaged a career-best 21.1 points to go with 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game last season.

Fox is the first member of the 2017 draft class to cash in on a max extension, and in all likelihood won't be the last.

As the starting point guard of the Kings, Fox averaged over 21 points previous year and proved himself to be one of the most effective players on the court.

At only 22 years old, Fox is among the fastest players in the National Basketball Association and a foundational piece for whatever the Kings think they're building for the future.

Still just 22 years old, Fox is a blur in the open court when pushing the tempo in transition and will now lead the franchise in it's pursuit of reaching the postseason for the first time since the 2005-06 season. The Kings are a team that hasn't been able to attract top-tier free agents, which means keeping their already-established stars has to be a priority, and with Fox, they were able to keep their guy long-term.

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