Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox will replace injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball on the U.S. Team in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (9 p.m. ET; TNT/ESPN Radio). Fox, the fifth pick in NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm, is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 assists in 27.2 minutes while starting 37 of his 49 games in his rookie season. His selection gives the Kings three players in Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars, with second-year guard Buddy Hield (Bahamas) and rookie guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia) representing the World Team. Ball has missed the Lakers’ last 13 games after suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee on Jan. 13.
Sacramento's Fox to replace Lakers' Ball in 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars
NBA.com | Feb 14