Domantas Sabonis deserving of All-NBA honors
Domantas Sabonis has thrived in his role with the Kings, posting career highs in a number of categories including double-doubles and triple-doubles and looks to be a fantasy force for seasons to come.
- Kings' All Star center Domantas Sabonis has been elite over the last two weeks, providing top 10 per game value in nine-cat formats. Shooting 56.8% from the field and 75% from the line, Sabonis has averaged 20.1 points, 14.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 37.8 minutes per game. Included in that run are four double-doubles and three triple-doubles, moving his numbers to 60 of the former and 12 of the latter for the season, with both being career highs.
Sabonis spearheaded Sacramento's comeback win over the Suns on March 24th, finishing with 27 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, and one steal, shooting 10 for 15 from the field and seven for eight from the foul line. That was a game in which starting point guard De'Aaron Fox had to leave due to tightness in his hamstring.
Sacramento is on the verge of clinching its first playoff appearance since 2006, and the continued growth of its two All Stars is a big reason why. Also, while Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid have the center position locked down for the first two All NBA squads, in no particular order, an argument can be made for Sabonis to receive third-team honors.