Kings’ guard Tyrese Haliburton opens up on fit with De’Aaron Fox

Photo: Tyrese Haliburton #22 of the Iowa State Cyclones reacts after scoring a three point shot in the second half of play at Hilton Coliseum on December 8, 2019 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 76-66 over the Seton Hall Pirates. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) GETTY IMAGES

The Sacramento Kings decided to improve their guard’s depth by selecting Tyrese Haliburton with the 12th overall pick on Wednesday’s Draft.

The Kings’ draftee joined The Jason Ross And Doug Christie Show to talk about his future with Sacramento and his fit De’Aaron Fox.

(via KHTK.com):

 “I feel that I will fit really well next to De’Aaron, take the pressure off of him when needed offensively. Obviously he’s a point guard, but I think that he can play off of the ball as well. If he’s got it going and he’s running the offense one night, I can play off of the ball and knock down shots.”

Haliburton is a ready-made point guard, having a strong sophomore season for Iowa State and expanding his game in offense and defense.

He averaged 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 50-percent from the field and 41-percent from the three-point line last season.

Fox could be a potential All-Star caliber player, and currently is the best decision-maker in the Kings’ roster.