Kings' De'Aaron Fox a Finalist for NBA Most Improved Player Award

The Kings knew they had a good one when they drafted point guard De'Aaron Fox two years ago.

Sacramento had an idea of what his potential was after a solid rookie season. But after a breakout sophomore campaign, it's becoming clear what Fox is.

Fox is a superstar in the making. He is the franchise-changing player the Kings have been looking for.

The Kings know what they have in Fox, and the rest of the country is starting to take notice.

On Friday, Fox was named one of three finalists for the 2018-19 NBA Most Improved Player award.

The other two finalists are Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam.

After averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds as a rookie, Fox pushed those numbers to 17.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game this past season.

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Fox's field goal percentage improved from 41.2 percent to 45.8 percent, and he made 37.1 percent of his 3-pointers, up from 30.7 as a rookie.

Fox's competition will be tough, though. Russell averaged 21.1 points per game this season and was named to his first All-Star Game. Siakam went from 7.3 points per game in his second season to 16.9 this past season and is looking like he could be a star in the NBA for years to come.

The winner will be announced during the NBA Awards show on June 24 at 6 p.m. PT.

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