Report: De’Aaron Fox turned down two-year, $105 million extension

Dec 6, 2023, 2:41 PM | Updated: 5:32 pm

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According to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes, Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox turned down a two-year, $105 million extension before the 2023-24 regular season began in late October.

While the report that Fox declined an extension with the Kings might read negatively on the surface, the All-Star guard is looking to make an All-NBA team this season to make himself eligible to sign a super-max contract worth $245 million over four years.

Per Haynes’ report, Fox doesn’t have the desire to consider options outside of Sacramento and is looking to ink a long-term extension with the Kings before or after his five-year, $163 million deal expires following the 2025-26 season.

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To echo Haynes’ report, sources close to Fox have previously told Sactown Sports 1140 that the 25-year-old hopes to ink a super-max extension and remain in Sacramento long-term.

Fox, who made his first All-Star appearance, was named to the All-NBA Third Team and became the first-ever Clutch Player of the Year winner while leading the Kings to their first postseason appearance in nearly 17 years in 2022-23, has been outspoken about his desire to bring a championship back to Sacramento.

The speedy guard is off to a strong start in 2023-24, averaging 30.8 points (fourth in the NBA), 4.7 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per game over 14 appearances as the Kings (11-8) sit in the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings.

With fellow All-Star and All-NBA talent Domantas Sabonis having recently inked a four-year, $186 million extension with the ‘Beam Team,’ Fox could be next in line if he can make one of the NBA’s three All-NBA teams this spring.

When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?

The Kings will travel to Phoenix on Friday night, where they will face Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns for the first time this season.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Suns coverage, beginning at 4:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 6:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Phoenix.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday, December 8th – Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns – 6:00 PM PST
  • Monday, December 11th – Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets – 7:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, December 12th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers – 7:30 PM PST
  • Thursday, December 14th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, December 16th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7:00 PM PST

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