Player #1: De’Aaron Fox
So far this campaign, De’Aaron Fox has been arguably the best player for the Kings. Currently, he is averaging over 18 points, seven assists, and four rebounds a match while making 50% of his shots from the court. He also has a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 18.53.
For the Kings to be successful tonight, Fox must continue to play well. As the anchor of the offense, Fox needs to push the pace and find ways for his teammates and himself to get points on the board.
Fox also needs to be effective on defense and wear his opponents like a blanket. Fox will have the challenge of defending Derrick Rose tonight who is starting to look like his old self. For the year, Rose is averaging over 18 points, four assists, and three rebounds a game.
Overall, Fox needs to have a good night on both ends of the floor. His uprise has been a big reason why the Kings have been successful so far, and he will need to continue that trend tonight at the Golden 1 Center.