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Sixers, De'Aaron Fox to Have Individual Workout Saturday

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    Sixers, De'Aaron Fox to Have Individual Workout Saturday
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    Sixers, De'Aaron Fox to have individual workout Saturday

    The Sixers will hold an individual workout for De'Aaron Fox on Saturday, hosting the possible fit for the No. 3 pick less than one week before the draft.

    The standout Kentucky point guard met with the Sixers during the combine in May. He is confident he can play off the ball to complement Ben Simmons in the backcourt.

    "They asked me about it, Ben being able to bring the ball up the court and being a facilitator," Fox said in May. "I feel like I'm shooting it a lot better. Once I'm getting back to how I shot it in high school, I feel like I could really fit with Ben. He's fast. I feel like the position he plays, not many people can grab a rebound and push it with the speed and vision that he has.

    "I am comfortable moving off the ball, but I have to show people that I can do it. No one really thinks I can do it because I struggled shooting it in college. I started shooting it well at the end of the year and I feel like if I'm knocking down shots, I'm very comfortable off the ball."

    Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds at Kentucky. He shot 47.8 percent from the field.

    "De'Aaron's so quick, he's so agile," Fox's college teammate Isaac Humphries said at a Sixers workout on Friday. "He controls the floor so well. He can jump, he's athletic, he's a great leader. I loved playing with him just because of how he can shoot the ball and create for his team."

    The Sixers also worked out Kentucky sharpshooter Malik Monk on Thursday.

    The team will hold a group workout with SMU guard Sterling Brown, Baskonka center Ilimane Diop, Maryland center Damonte Dodd, Mega Leks center Alpha Kaba, Vanderbilt forward Luke Kornet, and Iowa State guard Naz Long on Saturday before Fox.