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De’Aaron Fox on the Sacramento Kings: ‘I hadn’t lost until I got here’

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The Sacramento Kings have a young star on their hands in De’Aaron Fox. He’s in his fifth season at the NBA level, and he’s one of the best young guards in the league today.

However, Fox hasn’t been able to lead the Kings to the playoffs since being drafted by the organization in 2017. In fact, the team hasn’t had a winning season since then.

That’s an unfamiliar feeling for Fox. He recently revealed that he “hadn’t lost” until he joined the Kings.

“I hadn’t lost until I got here,” Fox said. “First 18 years of life, 19 years of life, every step that I played basketball I was winning something. I don’t know how you do that, make it to the NBA and now you just don’t care about winning. Everybody talks about how you get paid — blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

 

“Nobody likes to lose, regardless of what level you’re on. Rather if you’re getting paid or playing for free. Nobody likes to lose … obviously everybody wants to win.”

The hope is that there are brighter days ahead for Sacramento. The team would certainly love to nab a postseason spot in the current campaign, but right now, the squad is just 11-17.

Fox is averaging 21.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season. He’s knocking down 45.0 percent of his shots from the field and 26.5 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

The 23-year-old definitely has plenty of good seasons in front of him from an individual standpoint, so he’ll likely be able to experience winning basketball at the NBA level at some point.

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