De’Aaron Fox promises fans Kings will return to playoffs

Apr 25, 2024, 11:06 AM

De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings looks on after a win against the Golden State Warriors duri...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings looks on after a win against the Golden State Warriors during the NBA In-Season Tournament game at Golden 1 Center on November 28, 2023 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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De’Aaron Fox knows the Sacramento Kings season didn’t end how many expected.

After eliminating the Golden State Warriors in the first of two play-in games, the Kings were bounced from postseason participation by the New Orleans Pelicans.

One year removed from his first playoff action, Fox has a message to Kings fans: “yall deserve to be in the playoffs. We’ll get back. 💜”


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For the 2023-24 season, De’Aaron Fox notched career highs in minutes (35.9), field goals per game (9.7), field goal attempts (20.9), three-point field goals (2.9), three-point attempts (7.8), rebounds (4.6) and points (26.6). In that final game against the Pelicans, he sat only six minutes, scoring 35 points and dishing five assists trying to will the Kings to a victory.

“I don’t think we were bad this year but obviously the West got tougher and I don’t think we stepped up to that plate. Obviously, we can look at countless games where we had the lead or games we should have won and you look back at that and it definitely bit us in the back at the end of the season,” Fox said at his end-of-season press conference.

Key offseason dates for De’Aaron Fox and the NBA

  • Sunday, May 12 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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