January 26, 2023

De’Aaron Fox: Changing Agents Had Nothing To Do With Leaving Kings

When De’Aaron Fox changed agents to Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, many assumed it was a precursor to forcing his way out of Sacramento. Fox said that was never a thought as he switched agencies.

“When you’re an athlete who has any notoriety and you make a major change, it’s going to circulate, and people are going to speculate. But for me, I love being in Sacramento,” Fox told Bleacher Report. “This move had nothing to do with wanting to be traded or wanting to move on. This has more to do with myself and the business of basketball, and I feel like they’re able to help me in ways that I’ve never been able to be helped before. It was really a level up.”

Fox went on to compare Sacramento to Kentucky, where he played his college basketball.

“The fan interactions, it’s kind of like being at Kentucky. No matter how good the other sports are, it’s always going to be about basketball whenever you’re in that city,” Fox said. “If you’re able to win here, I feel like it’s just a different feeling. And obviously being able to stay with the team that drafted you, somewhere you’re comfortable as far as life goes.

“Being in this city, in one place for a long time plays a major part in it. If I’m able to help this team go to the playoffs and hopefully win a championship at some point in my career, I feel like nothing would ever top that. Being able to say that you won a championship for the Sacramento Kings, like, that’s unheard of, right? People would say that you’re crazy.

“And if I was able to do that at any point, that would be the best thing ever in my career.”