It’s an incredible stat line for any player, but for De’Aaron Fox it is the official notice to the league: I have arrived.
Fox assembled his stat line not through forced shots or hero ball, but within the flow of the offense. The Atlanta Hawks had no answer for Fox. He blew past defenders, drilled threes, drew fouls, and whipped cross-court dimes. It was everything you’d hope for from a 5th overall pick and more. Fox may not have been the most impressive rookie in his class, but his sophomore campaign is off to an elite start.
But let’s look at some additional context behind Fox’s stat line, shall we?
Fox was efficient as hell.
12 players have dropped 31-10-15 in a game.— SLAM (@SLAMonline) November 2, 2018
Nobody did it with as few field goal attempts (13) as De’Aaron Fox did tonight. pic.twitter.com/x2RmWJUqKl
Fox is in good company.
The only two players in NBA history with 30-point triple-doubles before their 21st birthdays:— ESPN (@espn) November 2, 2018
De'Aaron Fox pic.twitter.com/puI5WPiK7H
And he’s the youngest to ever put up that stat line.
This kid De'Aaron Fox is different— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 2, 2018
He became the youngest player to post 30 PTS, 15 AST and 10 REB in a single game pic.twitter.com/RpO1ZS5fFV
The Kings have found themselves a star. His name is De’Aaron Fox.