De'Aaron Fox might have the most fitting name in the NBA. The Kings point guard is don't-blink fast.
“I’m the fastest person in the league,” Fox told Yahoo's Chris Haynes. When Haynes said Fox is "up there," the second-year point guard had the perfect response.
"I'm not up there, I'm No. 1," Fox said without hesitation.
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Fox's speed has been on full display this season for Sacramento's young and surprising squad. The Kings currently have the second-fastest pace in the league at 105.35, behind only the Hawks (106.69).
"I'll be watching film and I'll be lookin' at my feet, and it's like, 'Man, there's no way people think I'm not the fastest person,' " Fox said.
Haynes went on to compare Fox's speed to the likes of John Wall and Russell Westbrook. Fox was having none of that, though.
"If we're talking baseline to baseline, I'm definitely the fastest," Fox said. "With the ball in our hands, I'm definitely the fastest. It's different, I have like track speed."
Through 30 games, Fox is enjoying a breakout season. He's averaging 17.9 points, 7.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game for the No. 8-seeded Kings.