Lakers meet with De’Aaron Fox

Lakers meet with De’Aaron Fox

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The Lakers continue to meet with prospects, whether they’re potential number one picks like Markelle Fultz, or late first rounders like OG Anunoby. This time, they have met with Kentucky star guard De’Aaron Fox.

De’Aaron Fox has been compared to John Wall at times, not for his passing ability, but for his sheer speed and willingness to attack the basket. Similar to Wall, his outside shooting ability is a bit lacking for a guard in today’s NBA. He is incredibly gifted athletically and can jump out of the gym. John Calipari noted that one of the key differences between him and John Wall (also a former player of his) was Fox’s lack of willingness to look for the contact. Wall is known for finding contact after driving to the rim, which is something that Calipari tried to instill into his freshman speedster.

Per Draft Express’s mock draft, Fox goes to the Magic at five which seems like a good range for his talents. His measurements won’t blow anyone away at 6’3 in shoes with a wingspan of 6’6 inches, which is normal if not a bit large for a guard of his size. One thing that is stated about him is that his athleticism and speed give him a leg up defensively. In his match-up against fellow potential top five pick Lonzo Ball, he essentially took Ball completely out of the game and led his team to a win against UCLA in the Elite 8 scoring an incredible 39 points.

If the Lakers are able to keep their top three pick it is definitely important to explore all possibilities. The hope is that whomever they pick (hopefully a guard to line up next to D’Angelo Russell) they get the most talented player available at the time. Then again, Fox did score points with me when he said this:

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