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De’Aaron Fox: Davion Mitchell is already the NBA’s “Top 5” on-ball defender – NBA Sports

At the midpoint of the pre-season, there is one thing for sure. Sacramento Kings I’m playing a very different brand of basketball than last spring.

With their victory on Phoenix Suns And that Los Angeles Clippers This week they emphasize defense and Davion Mitchell is the anchor for that purpose. Currently, Mitchell is at the top of the league with a pre-season defensive rating of 78.2.

Following last night’s victory in Los Angeles, De’Aaron Fox praised Mitchell’s talent for defending the on-ball.

“When he’s trapped in the ball, it’s like … funny to see,” Fox told reporters. “The way he can stop and go, the shit hurts my leg just by looking at me, but he’s a very nice on-ball defender. For example, in the current league, he’s the top of the current league. He’s a 5 defender and when you look at him, that’s great. “

Fox further stated that Mitchell’s defensive gamemanship is comparable to the pool of players such as Marcus Smart (Boston), Patrick Beverley (Minnesota) and Jul Holiday (Milwaukee).

“He does something with a ball you can’t teach. That makes him great, but on the other hand, I tell him. You play for us. You’ll be there to make it easier for the guys to get the ball. He’s doing everything, especially once he’s used to playing at the NBA level, he’ll do everything at a high level I think I’m going, “Fox said.

Kings fans very Although the sample size is small, we know that Mitchell has joined the league to his ears with college praise and a nationally declared defensive Jaguar note.

The praise and comparison from Fox feels very premature from the outside, but he saw Mitchell at the training camp and spent some time on the court with him.In addition, if anyone has a direct key insight into what the missing link in Sacramento was. “Winning basketball” A chain, it’s a fox.

How to play Mitchell, Contest vs. Bucks, Celtics Timberwolves will be a must-see Kings basketball.

– NBA Sports

De’Aaron Fox: Davion Mitchell is already the NBA’s “Top 5” on-ball defender

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