The Kings aren't in the playoffs, but one player still got some live television time.
De'Aaron Fox, coming off his rookie season, was featured on ESPN's "The Jump" on Wednesday. The show, hosted by Rachel Nichols and basketball Hall of Famers Tracy McGrady and Scottie Pippen, airs in the afternoon and focuses on all things NBA.
Some topics the point guard covered include his busy offseason; what he learned from Kings teammate Vince Carter, the NBA's oldest active player; his toughest NBA opponent and who he thinks should win Rookie of the Year honors.
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When Pippen asked Fox who his toughest opponent was, Fox was quick with a response.
"My toughest matchup was Damian Lillard," Fox said of the Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard. "He had 50 on us in 29 minutes."
He was then asked his opinion on this season's best rookie – a heated debate with two legitimate candidates: Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.
"I saw a tie before," referring to when Jason Kidd and Grant Hill shared the award in 1995. (Elton Brand and Steve Francis also shared it in 2000, but that wasn't mentioned.)
After being pressed a bit by Nichols, who poked fun at Pippen and McGrady for not taking a stand, Fox said, "If I had to pick one, I would have to say Donovan."
The full interview goes for about 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
This isn't the first time Fox has been on the show. He was interviewed July 12, 2017, during the NBA summer league in Las Vegas.