From the moment the Sacramento Kings landed the 5th seed, a large portion of Kings fans fell in love with the idea of De’Aaron Fox. He represents a great combination of talent, fitting a roster need, and projected availability at the Kings pick. But is Fox’s star going to rise in the next few weeks?
Per source, there are multiple teams in the lottery who feel De'Aaron Fox - not Fultz or Ball - is the top PG in the draft. Continues 2 rise— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 27, 2017
But before the panic overtakes us all, lets get some additional perspective.
Talked to scout who liked De'Aaron Fox over Lonzo Ball, but said most NBA guys still prefer Ball, 70-30 or 60-40.— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) May 27, 2017
Both of these reports can be true. The first report is simply about lottery teams. That could mean the Orlando Magic, or the Minnesota Timberwolves, who don’t impact the Kings. One of those teams could be the Kings themselves. Or this could all just be posturing to get a team like the Kings to try to trade up.
Basically, there’s nothing worth panicking over right now, but it’s worth keeping an eye on over the coming weeks as workouts begin.