De'Aaron Fox

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  1. Mainstreet

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    After the first three or four players in the draft, Fox excites me more than any other player in the draft. I like him a lot.

    And he does have a lot to like for a PG which includes size, speed, passing ability and the ability to play defense. I think his shooting will come along fine.

    There is a more to read about Fox on Draftxpress but here are some highlights.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/De-Aaron-Fox-72510/
     
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    Here is some video of his strengths.

     
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    If he could shoot even 30% (consistently) from behind the line, he'd me my number one choice.
     
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    I think a lot of teams are going to regret passing on Fox. He can do so many things at the age of 19.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    As incredibly athletic as he is, he's not a great distributor. Something like 4.5 assists/game. And no way he measures 6'6 in shoes.
     
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    You are a tough crowd Ouchie. :)
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Don't get me wrong. I like fox. I was disappointed when I saw his assist numbers. And I've always seen him listed at 6'3. If he's 6'6 in shoes does that mean that ball is 6'8 in shoes?

    As I said in my saturation thread I've read too much on all these prospects. Now none of them excite me. I can't believe that's where I'm at, but until we draft one I just seem to see everyone's negatives now.
     
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    I've only seen Fox listed as 6'4" in shoes. Anyway, his value is at PG although he could probably see time at SG.

    I watched him numerous times in the NCAA Playoffs and his play excited me.

    IMO, he is legit but what do I know. ;)

    The reason I started going through the players in the draft was to give us someone different to talk about every day or so until the draft arrives... hopefully to alleviate the boredom.

    Additional information can be added to the threads after the workouts.

    I can see it's working. LOL :D
     
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    Fox definitely got a lot of pub for his stellar performance vs UCLA but that game was sandwiched between two pretty bad performances vs Wichita St and North Carolina. I like his explosiveness and handle but he's too flawed for the top-5.
     
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    This is interesting.

    Who would you draft presumably after Fultz, Ball, Jackson and Tatum. I'd like to hear your top 5.

    Markkanen and Isaac are interesting. I've never really considered Monk that much because of Booker.
     
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    Fultz
    Ball
    Tatum
    Jackson
    Smith Jr

    DSJ will blow away the pre-draft testing and boost his stock. The major knock on him is hot/cold streaks. When he's on he's unstoppable but checks out quite a bit.
     
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    I think Fox will be the quickest guy in the league since Iverson. I wouldn't pick him top 5 because the outside shot is too important in today's game.
     
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    I thought it said 6-4. Athletic player. Decent defensively. Not a good distributor for a pg. Poor outside shot. Likes to drive to the rim. Sound familiar?

    Don't we already have two guys like that from Kentucky?
     
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    Decent defender? Every scout says he is a great defender, his outside shot is streaky but not broken, he is super athletic and he is a good distributor.

    raw assist numbers in college dont tell you much. Chris Paul averaged only 5.9 as a freshman and played 3 more minutes per game and had more control over the team.

    Fox is playing in the Kentucky system along another top guard.

    Fox is definitely a top caliber prospect. He defends, he rebounds, he passes, he gets to the line at a very high rate, he is one of the most athletic players in the draft and has good size.
     
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    Some are comparing Fox to Russel Westbrook when Westbrook was coming out of UCLA.
     

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