Deuce Mason on what has heightened De’Aaron Fox’s success

Sep 6, 2023, 11:28 AM | Updated: 11:57 am

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 03: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings dunks over Jarred Vander...

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During Wednesday’s edition of Whitey & Watkins with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Chris Watkins, the guys were joined by Dave ‘Deuce’ Mason, co-host of the Deuce & Mo Podcast with Morgan Ragan, to break down his exclusive sit-down interview with Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox and his wife, Recee.

Deuce and Morgan released a nearly two-hour podcast with the Fox’s on Tuesday, one that is a must-see (or must-listen) for all Sacramento Kings fans.

Whitey and Chris had an opportunity to discuss the podcast with Deuce and much more!

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You can watch Deuce & Mo’s entire interview with Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and Recee Fox by clicking here or clicking ‘play’ on the video that is located later in this story.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Deuce peels back the curtain and shares how the interview with De’Aaron & Recee Fox happened
  • Are the Fox’s lives all basketball all the time?
  • How has becoming a father changed De’Aaron as a basketball player?
  • “All of the positive things in his life have led to him having success on the floor.”
  • How much of a hand has Kings head coach Mike Brown had in unlocking this version of Fox?
  • The importance of structure on an NBA team
  • What surprised Deuce the most about him and Morgan’s interview with De’Aaron & Recee?
  • “It was super cool, and it just gave me more confidence in the direction of this team… The vibes are good.”
  • Deuce shares a story of how the interview’s audio was almost lost
  • Bold predictions for Sacramento’s 2023-24 season
  • How much can we expect to see JaVale McGee behind Domantas Sabonis?

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More on Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox, the first-ever Clutch Player of the Year winner, ended the 2022-23 season as the NBA’s leader in clutch points (194), field goals made (72), field goal percentage (53%), paint points (88), and usage rate (43%).

Scoring in the fourth was seemingly effortless for Fox, who finished just four points shy of Kyrie Irving (551) for the most points scored in the fourth quarter this season.

Fox–who was also a first-time All-Star in 2022-23–finished the season with averages of 25.0 points, 4.2 rebounds (career-high), 6.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.

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Fox put on a show in his postseason debut during Game 1 back on April 15th, scoring 38 points on 13-of-27 shooting and four-of-eight from three-point range during a 126-123 win at Golden 1 Center.

The 38-point performance was the second-highest scoring playoff debut in NBA history, only trailing Luka Doncic’s 42-point debut back in 2020.

During the seven-game series with Golden State, Fox averaged 27.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game while shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the three-point line.

Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Preseason Schedule

  • Sunday, October 8th – Sacramento Kings @ Toronto Raptors – 5 PM PST (Preseason Opener)
  • Wednesday, October 11th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7 PM PST (in Anaheim, CA)
  • Sunday, October 15th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Wednesday, October 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Thursday, October 19th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7 PM PST

Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 24th – NBA regular season begins
  • Wednesday, October 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – 6 PM (Season Opener)
  • Friday, October 27th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM (Home Opener)

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