De'Aaron Fox isn’t tanking.
*My definition of tanking: Anything a team does that’s driven, at least in part, to improve draft position by losing more.
But the competitive Fox wants no part of that strategy. He proved it with this buzzer-beating floater to force overtime last night. Sacramento topped the Nets in the extra period, 116-111.
This is the Kings’ first win over a non-tanker – Brooklyn already traded its 2018 draft picks – in more than a month. Sacramento’s only February wins came over the Bulls and Mavericks. These wins could come back to bite the Kings.
For Fox? He just made it less like Luca Doncic steals his job.