De'Aaron Fox has reportedly agreed to five-year maximum extension with Kings

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[caption id="attachment_306831" align="aligncenter" width="2420"] Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images[/caption] De'Aaron Fox is about to get PAID. With NBA free agency opening up Friday afternoon at 6 p.m., players were officially free to negotiate their new deals and there is no bigger winner from the first few hours than the former Kentucky Wildcat point guard. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Fox has agreed to a maximum contract extension to stay with the Sacramento Kings that will pay him $163 million over the course of five years. Charania also reports that there are clauses (being named to an All-NBA Team or winning MVP/DPOY) in the deal that could potentially see Fox earn the supermax of up to $195.6 million. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1329942153984954370 ESPN's Bobby Marks has the financial breakdown of Fox's new contract. https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/1329949293034270720 That is... SO much money. Fox's deal marks the first maximum contact of the 2020 offseason. During his first three seasons with the Kings, the now 22-year-old Fox has steadily developed into a franchise-leading point guard. His rookie season was met with criticism and he admittedly struggled, but since then, he was turned into a future multi-time All-Star. During the 2019-20 season, Fox averaged a career-high 21.1 points to go along with 6.8 assists while shooting 48 percent from the floor. His 3-point percentage dipped significantly from year two to year three, but he shows promise that he could eventually develop into a dependable outside shooter. For a Sacramento organization that has been infamous for making poor business decisions, this one was a no-brainer.

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2021-09-22