Player #1: De’Aaron Fox
Like every other game, De’Aaron Fox needs to be in the zone for the Kings to be successful. With him being the anchor of the offense, he is the one who establishes the pace of the game while setting himself and his teammates for opportunities to score.
So far in the young season, Fox has been a good facilitator as he has helped his team become one of the more exciting offenses in the league. Through 19 games, he is averaging around 18 points, eight assists, and four rebounds a game while making over 47% of his shots from the court and 37% from the perimeter.
Not only does De’Aaron need to have a good night offensively, but he needs to be an asset as a defender as well. The Jazz have a great group of young guards that feature Donovan Mitchell, Ricky Rubio, Alec Burks, and Dante Exum. If this group is able to have a good night in the Golden 1 Center, it will help the Jazz on both ends of the floor immensely. So, in order for the Kings to limit that, Fox (and others) need to be physical and energized when on the court.