Ever since his days with the University of Kentucky, De’Aaron Fox was seen as a great player with a huge future ahead of him. After getting drafted by the Sacramento Kings back in 2017, Fox has been drawing more and more attention across the league, with plenty of people picturing him as one of the best players in his position in the future.
If anybody had doubts about the huge consideration of Fox around the league, Bill Simmons recently displayed all his admiration for the young player, saying nothing but good stuff about him and his incredibly bright future.
During the latest edition of The Bill Simmons Podcast, the analyst was asked by a fan who he believed was going to be the best point guard in the association in five years. With the options being Fox, Ben Simmons, Trae Young, Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and including Damian Lillard and Stephen Curry, Simmons picked the current Kings' playmaker.
“Fox to me is like the old-school point guard that combines a lot of different guys that I like. There’s some Westbrook athleticism with him, there is some Chris Paul run-the-game, doesn’t really care about stats. I think he’s incredibly unselfish and is just an awesome teammate."
Simmons then continued to mock the Phoenix Suns for passing on Fox in the 2017 draft, missing a great opportunity to have an interesting backcourt with him and Devin Booker.
Perhaps Fox is very talented and has a great future ahead of him, but what Simmons said might be a little exaggerated. Of course, De’Aaron is still young and he has a lot to improve, but becoming the best point guard in the NBA can be a little too high for him, especially considering all the competition he will have to claim that title.