2017 NBA re-Draft: De’Aaron Fox landing spot, Kings selection

De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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PG. player. 66. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Kentucky. De'Aaron Fox. 4

De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings.
De’Aaron Fox (5) of the Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Original Pick: Josh Jackson

While the Suns had a loaded point guard room going into the draft, here with the 4th, they can draft their franchise point guard and pair him with fellow former Kentucky guard Devin Booker. While, as we all know, Fox was originally selected with the 5th pick to the Kings, he finds a good fit here in Phoenix. Pairing the two young Kentucky guards would result in the Suns having the best backcourt in the NBA for years to come.

But, outside of Booker, that Suns team was lacking. Given how young they are, Phoenix would have time to build around them but would still want to do it fast and not waste any of their young years. Fox has been playing at a high level in Sacramento since his sophomore year, putting up great numbers that are now resulting in wins. This past season, Fox made the playoffs for the first time in his career, along with being an All-Star and receiving All-NBA third-team honors.

This past season, Fox averaged 25.0 points, 6.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.1 steals. Fox’s presence is shown mainly on the offensive side of the ball, being the number-one option on this Kings team for the past five-or-so years. While Fox would not be drafted into a great situation regardless of Phoenix or Sacramento, a backcourt of him and Booker would be extraordinary and a duo the rest of the league would fear.