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Sacramento Kings and De’Aaron Fox agree to max extension, per report

The Kings moved quickly to lock up their young star.

The Sacramento Kings and De'Aaron Fox have agreed to a five-year extension worth $163 million, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Shams reports that the deal includes clauses that can make the deal worth a total of $195.6 million, which would be the rookie super max.

Regardless of the numbers, this is a win for the Kings. Fox is one of the few home-grown successes on the roster and the Kings locked him up quickly. Our own Tim Maxwell previously explained why a max contract for Fox is a no-brainer.

Teams are allowed to give a designated rookie extension of five years (instead of the standard four) to only two players on the roster at any given time. Fox is the only Kings player currently on a 5 year extension.

This extension secures Fox as the Kings point guard of the future. As free agency continues we will wait to see who will be alongside Fox and Tyrese Haliburton this coming season.

Update: Bobby Marks has given us a breakdown on the specifics of how Fox’s contract will look.

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November 20, 2020 4:35 pm

But can he play small forward?

Just kidding! I’m really happy for him. I feel like he’s going to hit a new level this season.

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November 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Reply to  Tunel_21

“But can he play small forward?”
OMG – the feels, the hilarity, the warm blanket nostalgia of it all.
I love my fellow fans.

November 20, 2020 4:35 pm

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November 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Reply to  RobHessing

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November 20, 2020 4:35 pm

They should have worked harder to get him more money, that’s the only problem I can see.

November 20, 2020 4:39 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

Imagine strolling in to work some afternoon, and signing a piece of paper that bumped your net worth to nine figures. Swipa for real.

November 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

I’m happy when I find a dime on the floor.

November 20, 2020 4:42 pm

That’s a lot of money but this makes sense and I like watching him play. Now fire the coach so we actually move forward.

November 20, 2020 4:44 pm


November 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Reply to  Kingsguru21

My wife is going to be very happy about this (I think she thinks that De’Aaron is really Bruno Mars).

November 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Reply to  RobHessing

I would be very surprised if making 160 million would be exciting news for Bruno Mars at this point, but I’m probably cynical in that regard.

November 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Reply to  Kingsguru21

Looking forward to the day that De’Aaron has his team in sync like Bruno’s Hooligans.
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November 20, 2020 4:45 pm

Congrats De’aaron! Continue working on your game and prove to us that you deserved that contract..

As for Mcnair and the Kings, they are on the clock to try and build a winning team around Fox. I’d say they have atleast 3 years to do it before Fox or the Kings decides its time to move on and get some assets in return.

November 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Reply to  RAP87

Hope it’s sooner than that or Golden One will be half full and franchise in more turmoil !

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November 20, 2020 4:53 pm

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November 20, 2020 5:01 pm

Idk I think we overpaid. I would think more 4/100 as sufficient

November 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Reply to  Hd13

That’s what the kings too would’ve paid.. if he was 28.

November 20, 2020 7:50 pm
Reply to  Hd13

If Bagley actually stays on the court and averages a double double, I’m guessing this is what he will get next year.

November 21, 2020 7:28 am
Reply to  Kangz_Landing

with all the injuries in his young career man i do hope so. i really like that kid, he’s a baller it’s just unfortunate that he happens to get injured frequently.

November 20, 2020 5:05 pm

Shouldn’t his yearly salary start really high in year 1 and decrease from there so we can suck for a couple years and then have more cap space after that?

That is my main issue with the deal. That and of course the fact that a dude who doesn’t shoot threes all that well or get a ton of assists is somehow our franchise player. He could be, we’ll see. I’m cool with it, except for how yearly salaries are structured.

November 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Reply to  ajonez81

Can’t do that. It’s impossible to have max deals be front loaded.

November 20, 2020 5:08 pm

Congrats to De’Aaron! He’s going to make one of the teams, it’s just a matter of time.

Also a good sign that the face of our franchise signs pretty quickly on day 1 of FA!

November 20, 2020 5:11 pm

Congrats to Fox. He has proven as much and done so with class. I have had my doubts at points, but there is no denying he has been the best this franchise has had to offer for awhile. And one of the most self aware players in improving his deficiencies. And well done by McNair to grant some assurance in the most important place at present.

That said, this has been the looming moment to which this team has to get serious. The clock is ticking now to improve, yet not be short sided. Hoping for the best.

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November 20, 2020 5:26 pm

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November 20, 2020 5:27 pm

I’m happy with this. I was getting a bit worried on what the hell we were doing today. I’m in the keep BB8 and trade buddy group. We’ll see what happens.

November 20, 2020 5:42 pm

Great news. A respectable, standard move for a player of his age and talent. What I like most: no haggling with agents in public (Hield), no feigned emotional attachment for a big letdown (Thomas), no aggrandizing your plans for the player in the future while reneging a huge offer you said was a “no-brainer” (Cousins). This was a standard transaction, free from BS, as it should be. Thank heavens.

November 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Reply to  KevinSalvadori

Yeah, no drama or fuss. Just getting it done quickly and quietly.
That is encouraging.

November 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Good on him. A great guy.

November 20, 2020 6:26 pm

You’re awesome DeAaron, now go be awesome. SO HAPPY

November 20, 2020 7:14 pm

Good for Fox. He is our cornerstone now and for the future. Happy for him. I like that it was done quietly. Gotta pay for top level talent and that’s what he will be during this next 5 years.

November 21, 2020 7:24 am

well deserved! i was on the edge earlier today reading the news of the heat’s eagerness to team him up with bam. this is a great move ny monte and company, deaaron needs to be paid

November 21, 2020 10:58 am

I think it was the haircut. He got a big boy haircut, then a big boy paycheck. I’m always trying to convince my 21 year old the same thing! Clean cut for the win.


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