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Report: De’Aaron Fox ‘has decided not to sign an extension this year’

Jun 24, 2024, 2:56 PM

De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of...

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According to Sam Amick and Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Sacramento’s star point guard De’Aaron Fox ‘has decided not to sign an extension this year.’

The news shouldn’t come as a shock, as Fox would become available for a supermax extension next offseason if he were to make an All-NBA team. With two years remaining on his current deal, there’s little reason for Fox to accept an extension currently.

According to the report, his decision to wait is “in part because he wants to see how the roster takes shape for the long-haul.”

Earlier in the 2023-24 season, De’Aaron Fox turned down a two-year, $105-million extension, assumedly for similar reasons. If he makes All-NBA, significantly more money becomes available to him. If he doesn’t, a similar deal to the one currently on the table should still exist. The potential reward greatly outweighs the risks for the 26-year-old.

It’ll be interesting to monitor how general manager Monte McNair improves the roster this offseason and if Fox can perform well enough in 65+ games to earn All-NBA honors and, therefore, supermax extension eligibility.

When is the next NBA off-season date of interest for De’Aaron Fox?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • 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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