De’Aaron Fox is Excited For Defensive Mindset Davion Mitchell Brings the Kings
With the ninth pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings took Baylor guard Davion Mitchell. Known for being an elite defender on the perimeter, Mitchell posses the ability to change everything about the team on that end of the floor.
Fellow Kings guard De’Aaron Fox spoke to Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee about just how great Mitchell will be for the team this season.
Mitchell could make an enormous impact as a rookie with his defensive upside. Sacramento is a team that has obtained talent over the past few seasons, but can never put together wins.
This is largely due to them being one of the worst defensive teams in the entire NBA. Although they already had a crowded backcourt, the Kings made a smart move in acquiring perhaps the best defender in this rookie class to change the mindset of the team defensively.
Mitchell will have a real opportunity to be a vocal leader, even as a rookie, on defense this season in Sacramento. In NBA Summer League last month, he started to show flashes of that ability.
The 2021-22 NBA season kicks off in less than a month, when Sacramento attempts to end their long playoff drought.