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De’Aaron Fox to sign max contract extension

De'Aaron Fox to sign max contract extension

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to sign star guard De’Aaron Fox to a max contract extension with the deal worth at least $163 million based on projections for next year’s salary cap.

Fox will play out the fourth and final year of his rookie deal this year after putting up 21.1 points and 6.8 assists per game in year 3.

Next season, when the 2021-22 cap figure is official, his payday will begin.

With his extension on the books, De’Aaron Fox becomes the first of any player from the 2017 NBA Draft class to have signed a max deal, and can now turn his focus back to putting the Kings back on the map.

The Sacramento Kings missed out on the postseason in the bubble but they had their best season in over a decade in 2018-19.

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