De'Aaron Fox to sign maximum extension with Kings

  • De'Aaron Fox to sign maximum extension with Kings

De'Aaron Fox to sign maximum extension with Kings

Sacramento Kings star De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year, $163-million maximum extension, which includes a clause to reach the $195.6 million supermax, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Kings selected Fox fifth overall in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft and have watched him develop into a star floor general in the three seasons since.

Fox is the first member of the 2017 draft class to cash in on a max extension, and in all likelihood won't be the last.

Fox, whom the Kings drafted fifth overall in 2017, is coming off a career year in which he averaged 21.1 points, 6.8 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 48% from the field.

The extension solidifies one key piece of Sacramento's backcourt, with an uncertain future of restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic and rumoured trade target Buddy Hield.

Friday, he was the fastest player to agree to a maximum extension this year.

The deal has escalators that would make it worth even more if Fox makes an All-NBA team and the NBA's salary cap rises above $112 million, Gaston said. Fox emerged as the Kings' best player over the past two seasons, and the team has built its style of play around.