All the talk surrounding the upcoming NBA Draft has been about Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball and which spot the Los Angeles Lakers or Boston Celtics will choose them at. Most say they’re going one and two, respectively. The other topic of conversation has been with Josh Jackson, who is quickly becoming a force and making his mark for either of those two spots because of his two-way play. Will he be chosen before the Philadelphia 76ers can at the No. 3 spot?
De’Aaron Fox has been on the backburner and the ‘consolation’ prize for teams outside of the Top 3, but in the last week, he’s been impressing multiple teams and turning heads.
In this sit down with ESPN’s Jay Williams, Fox talks candidly about earning the respect he deserves, some of the point guards he can’t wait to go up against in the NBA, his favorite player growing up and what he dreams his stat line will be his rookie year.
We fucks with De’Aaron and actually would like to see him go higher than his projected four or five spot. But will any team take that risk? The Lakers should.
UPDATE: Fox talked to Sports Illustrated about Lavar Ball and how he wanted to shut him up when the Kentucky Wildcats played the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Tournament.
“In the last year, he became relevant for some reason. When I knew Lonzo in high school, I’d never seen his dad before. He went crazy this year. I guess when your son is a lottery pick, that gives you a lot of confidence. He put a target on his neck. Not just the great point guards, every point guard. Like Patrick Beverley’s not going to do it offensively, but he’s gonna be like, ‘Yo, this kid’s not about to get past half court.'”