De'Aaron Fox just became a very, very rich man. Sacramento's point guard also made Kings history on Friday.
Fox reportedly agreed to a five-year max contract extension worth $163 million. There also is a clause in the deal that could bring the total value of his new contract to $195.6 million. According to ESPN Stats and Info, that is the largest contract in Kings history, surpassing Chris Webber.
The Kings selected Fox with the fifth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and he has played better and better every single year. Fox averaged 11.6 points and 4.4 assists per game as a rookie. Those numbers increased to 17.3 and 7.3 in his second season, and 21.1 and 6.8 his third year as a pro.
Fox might be the fastest player in the NBA. He's one of the best athletes in the league and continues to improve his overall game. There's no doubt he's the face of the franchise and the Kings are paying him as such.
Now, Fox has to lead the Kings to the playoffs. The Kings had a great draft this year, but they haven't made the playoffs since the 2005-06 season. Will Fox and Co. get them over the hump next season?
It certainly is Fox's next step in his rise as a star in the NBA.