He'd returned from the NBA bubble in Orlando in August with a sour taste in his mouth after the Kings failed to make the playoffs, and he was itching to get back on the court.
The team's training facility was open, but with strict health and safety protocols. Interactions were very limited. And the only people in his bubble at his new house in the Sacramento area were his fiancée, Recee Caldwell, and longtime friend Reno Dupor.
But in Fox's mind, these were advantages, not limitations.
"Going into the offseason, I knew exactly what I needed to work on," Fox said. "And that's pretty much what we did day and night: working on my body, shooting the ball, just putting in extra work."