Player #1: De’Aaron Fox
No surprise that De’Aaron Fox makes the list. So far this season, he has been a guy that the Kings have heavily relied on. As the starting point guard, Fox is responsible for being the anchor of the offense as his ability to push the pace and create plays has been a major reason why Sacramento’s offense has been electric this year.
In 32 games, he is currently averaging over 18 points, seven assists, and three rebounds a game. He also is making over 47% of his shots from the floor and 40% of his shots from beyond the arc.
There is no doubt that Fox needs to be a huge contributor for the Kings offensively tonight, but he also needs to be impactful on the defensive end as well. The Pelicans have themselves a pretty good point guard too in Jrue Holiday who has been an asset for them on both ends of the court.
Fox needs to make sure he is winning the battle both offensively and defensively against Holiday. If able to, it will definitely help the Kings’ chances in winning this game.