The Sacramento Kings weren’t good enough in the Orlando “bubble” to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
The Kings’ star-guard De’Aaron Fox relished the challenge to bring Sacramento back to the postseason and eventually win a championship in California.
Fox joined “The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter” podcast to talk on the Kings’ future and his will to be successful with the franchise.
“For me, it’s like … imagine being one of those players that’s on a team that hasn’t been in the playoffs in almost a decade, two decades a decade and a half, and then being the first team to actually get to the playoffs..,” Fox said.
“Obviously, it’s hard as hell, especially being in the west, but just being able to be a part of that would be something special. And if we can end up building a championship-contending team, then it’s like … man, if you end up winning a championship in Sacramento, that’s looked at a lot differently and you probably feel a lot better than you do with anything else. I just wanted to be a part of that process.”
The former Kentucky guard will be eligible for a rookie scale contract extension in the next few months and it remains to be seen if the new regime in the Kings’ FO will try to build the team around Fox.
You can listen the full conversation between JJ Redick, Tommy Alter and De’Aaron Fox here.