Fox is extremely quick and a skilled ball handler who showed the ability to get to the basket in his one season at Kentucky. The Kings need a point guard.
Giles worked out for the Kings, who are taking a gamble on a guy with a high upside but also a history of knee injuries.
Fox is a big time athlete with great size for the position. He averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
The 31-year-old Afflalo was signed last summer. With a young roster that includes Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, along with Skal and Willie Fox will provide this team with much needed spark at the point guard spot. Justin JacksonTomball's Justin Jackson is expected to be drafted during the first round.
Fox credits part of him being National Basketball Association ready with a year under John Calipari at Kentucky, a school that feels like a one-and-done factory at points. He shot just 24.6 percent from three last season, and his jump shot was as inconsistent as his release point. According to NBA.com, Fox's strengths include speed, an advanced mid-range game and good passing. Drafting former IN small forward OG Anunoby would give the team some much needed defense, but he is coming off a serious injury, making a lottery selection a reach.
"Fox's NBA Draft Combine measurements placed him at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, with a 6'6" wingspan and a standing reach of 8'4". "Of course it will take some time". The scope that occurred later is also not out of the norm as the body attempts to adjust to the changes in the joint.
Before the draft tips off tonight we take a look back at some of the best and worst draft day decisions the Kings have made since moving to Sacramento. This year's draft class is considered a strong one and there will likely be immediate impact players still on the board when the Kings get their turn. This is a risk/reward pick for the future.
Fans tell FOX40 they are very pleased with the organizations draft night Thursday that took place in Brooklyn, New York.
Frank Mason III, point guard, Kansas University Despite collecting a room full of trophies in his senior year at Kansas, Mason slid to the early second round where the Kings shunned trade offers and pounced. He makes up for that with power and a 41-inch vertical.
Their first pick comes in at No. 5. The other two point guards are going into markets where the endorsements come a lot easier. Until Commissioner Adam Silver called the draft to a semblance of order, it was hard to know the order of teams making picks, let alone which players would be selected.