De’Aaron Fox named Western Conference Player of the Week
Nov 20, 2023, 12:37 PM | Updated: 12:38 pm
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The Sacramento Kings are the hottest team in the Western Conference, and now the NBA is taking notice.
Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has been named Western Conference Player of the Week as the Kings take a six-game winning streak into Monday night’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Since returning to action last Monday, the All-Star guard holds averages of 32.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 2.3 steals while shooting 52 percent from the field and an incredible 44 percent from three-point land (9.0 attempts per game).
De’Aaron Fox earns his first 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 award of the season 🙌🦊 pic.twitter.com/cdCGui4gKk
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 20, 2023
Fox has been on an absolute tear since returning from a sprained ankle last Monday, and he’s been a force both in and outside the three-point circle.
The Kings’ offense has benefited from having its leader back on the floor, as Sacramento leads the NBA in points per game (128.8), field goal percentage (54%), and offensive rating (126..5) while ranking second in assists per game (32.0) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (42%) since Fox has returned.
Fox has been named Western Conference Player of the Week three times prior to this week’s honor, most recently on November 21, 2022.
Nearly one year to the day, Fox has been named Player of the Week as Sacramento (8-4) climbs the Western Conference standings.
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When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?
The two-week, six-game road trip will continue on Monday night for Sacramento as they play the second night of a back-to-back against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Sacramento took two of three regular-season matchups against New Orleans last season, including the most recent matchup that took place on April 4th at Smoothie King Center.
Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Pelicans coverage, beginning at 3:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 5:00 PM PST tip-off from New Orleans.
- Monday, November 20th – Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans – 5:00 PM PST
- Wednesday, November 22nd – Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans – 5:00 PM PST
- Friday, November 24th – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves** – 5:00 PM PST
- Tuesday, November 28th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors** – 7:00 PM PST
- Wednesday, November 29th – Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers – 7:00 PM PST
** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play