The Sacramento Kings are trusting their re-building process, and after drafting one of the best players in the 2017 class, they have decided to stick with his development.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a 5-year, $163 million max extension with the Kings. He has a clause for the deal to reach a $195.6 million super-max.
Fox is the first maximum contract of 2020 NBA free agency.
Sacramento Kings young star De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year, $163M maximum extension, with clause to reach the $195.6M super max, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
Deal negotiated by his agent @chrisgaston_ of @FamFirstSports.
Coached by Luke Walton and led by Fox, Sacramento finished last season as the 12th. best team in the league at 30-41. Since 2006, they haven't been able to make the postseason, and have the second longest playoff drought in NBA history.
Fox, who was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has career averages of 16.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game throughout the 205 contests he's played in the association.
His speed under the coaching system ran by Luke Walton and now, Alvin Gentry, should help Fox's development and hopefully for the Kings to break the playoff drought.