Fox was one of five point guards taken in the first nine picks, and even compared to the other four - the Philadelphia 76ers ' Markelle Fultz, the Los Angeles Lakers ' Lonzo Ball, the New York Knicks ' Frank Ntilika and the Dallas Mavericks ' Frank Ntilikina - he has an extremely hard task ahead of himself: bringing Sacramento back to respectability. The Kentucky freshman will pair with Buddy Hield in a young Kings' backcourt with former starting point guard Darren Collison likely leaving in free agency.
Fox is projected to be a top-five pick Thursday night.
"What more can you ask for", says Kings fan Derrick Pierce.
However, as anyone who watched a minute of college hoops last season can tell you, Mason can really ball. Williams also helped the Kings reach the playoff in all three seasons he was with the team.
Q. How well do you know Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere, and what factor do you think that might be to other Kentucky guys?
Divac then moved down from the No. 10 spot in a deal with Portland for the 15th and 20th selections.
There was a time when Giles was considered a possible No. 1 overall pick before knee injuries took a toll on his production at Duke.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Fox is listed with an over/under of 5 for his draft position tonight.
The versatile guard/forward played 61 games during the 2016-17 season and started in 45.
DeMarcus Cousins: In 2010, the Kings grabbed Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins with the fifth overall pick. Last year, the Kings were just 32-50 and finished 3rd in the Pacific Division.
Sacramento didn't have a sparkling National Basketball Association draft track record, either. Afflalo will get $1.5 million instead. I got to know them a little bit whenever I went out there for a workout, and it seemed like it's a group of guys that is going towards trying to be successful and guys that come in and work every single day. Williams spent just three seasons with the Kings, but in that time he averaged 11.3 ppg and 6.3 often thrilling assists per game.