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Last night, the NBA announced their award finalists for the 2018-19 season.
One former Wildcat was nominated for one of the awards announced, as Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox was listed as a finalist for the Most Improved Player in the NBA.
Other players announced as finalists for the Most Improved Player award were Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam.
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Fox averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists in his sophomore season with the Kings.
Here are some of Fox’s top plays from this year:
The Kings surpassed all expectations coming into the season, as they clawed their way to playoff contention right up until the end. Finishing with a record of 39-43, Sacramento ended up as the ninth-ranked team in the Western Conference, finishing ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns.
In an article posted by the Sacramento Kings, Fox had this to say about his announcement.
“If that surprises you, then that’s you.”
The announcement of all the NBA awards will be televised on Monday, July 24th at 9 P.M. EST on TNT.
To find all of the finalists for all NBA awards click here.