Watch Fox drain threes, Sabonis fine-tune jumper at practice originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
De'Aaron Fox continues to work during the preseason, as the Kings guard was spotted putting extra emphasis on his 3-point shooting at practice Saturday.
Fox was working with assistant coach Luke Loucks, one of the coaches that traveled with the 24-year-old to Italy this summer to put in work during his honeymoon.
Additionally, Fox's pick-n-roll partner Domantas Sabonis was also seen working on his 3-point shot.
Later in practice, Fox was spotted banking in a buzzer-beating attempt from three-quarters of the court away during King's practice on Saturday.
Seeing Fox and Sabonis work on their 3-point shooting has to be an encouraging sign for Sacramento fans.
Since being drafted No. 5 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, Fox has shot above league average in 3-point percentage only once -- back in the 2018-19 season (37.1 percent on 2.9 attempts per game).
For context, the league average 3-point shooting percentage typically ranges from 34 to 36 percent in recent years. In the 2021-22 NBA season, it was 35.4 percent, per Basketball Reference.
Last season, Fox shot 29.7 percent on 4.2 attempts, and Sabonis only converted on 31.2 percent of his attempts (1.1 per game). Overall, the former is a career 32 percent shooter from deep while the latter sits at 31.9 percent.
If Fox and Sabonis are able to hit 3-pointers at a consistent clip, the Kings' one-two punch could be an even deadlier combination. It would help Sacramento live up to Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George's expectations -- a team that will give opponents a "rough night" this upcoming season.
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