Kings' De'Aaron Fox Focused on Developing Consistent Outside Shot

You can look as hard as you want, but there just aren't a lot of holes in De'Aaron Fox's game.

The Kings point guard finished second in the NBA Most Improved Player award voting behind Pascal Siakam, and Fox had the fourth-most assists of any player in the NBA.

Fox recently joined the Purple Talk Podcast with Doug Christie and James Ham, and was asked how he can continue to evolve his game as he enters his third NBA season.

"I think obviously, it's becoming a consistent shooter," Fox said. "The way that we play, and the way that my skillset fits is, I'll get anywhere I want.

"Obviously it's about putting the ball in the basket at more of an efficient rate."

Fox did shoot 37 percent from three-point range a season ago, but in an NBA where shooting is king, Fox will need to be closer to 40 percent to compete with the upper echelon of NBA point guards.

Another facet where Fox emphasized a need to improve is on the defensive end, despite being ninth in the NBA with 1.9 steals per game in 2018-19.

"Being able to control the game on both ends of the court," Fox said. "Not too many point guards are able to do it on both ends of the court.

"Make them make tough shots, make them work while they're on offense, they're not trying to guard you on the defensive end."

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The Kings will need Fox to be the floor general on both ends of the court, as a young Kings team looks to snap a 14-year playoff drought in what is a loaded Western Conference.

You can listen to the full first episode of "Purple Talk" with Doug Christie and James Ham in the player above.

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