Domantas Sabonis

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  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard said, "We've got figure out how to get him a bigger role," when asked about Domantas Sabonis.

    Sabonis has been blocked by Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young on the depth chart, though the Pacers could let Young move on in free agency. Even so, the team hasn't spent much time playing Turner and Sabonis together and may not be comfortable unleashing that look despite the obvious talent of both players. Assuming Sabonis stays with Indiana, it'll be worth watching to see what comes out of Pacers camp about how Sabonis will be deployed next season.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis scored 14 points with eight boards in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the C's.

    Sabonis ended his third season with a decent stat line and a nice 6-for-9 from the floor in 22 minutes. Ultimately, the Pacers were not able to make shots when they needed to in this series and lasted four games because of it. Sabonis is a popular trade candidate this summer as his fit with Myles Turner long term does not look good. He's got loads of offensive talent for his age and he should be just fine for fantasy wherever he ends up next season.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis was held to just one point, five rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes in Wednesday's 91-99 loss to the Celtics.

    This was Sabonis' second straight game of being shutdown by the Celtics' defense and it's clear that limiting him has been critical to their game plan. Without Sabonis scoring off the bench, the Pacers will have little chance of making it back into this series. He should be expected to get more looks in Game 3, but it's looking less likely that he'll be able to break this funk.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    In regard to the Celtics defense, Domantas Sabonis said, "They're playing me to go left. They're taking my left away. Sometimes double-team me. Guys are hovering me. Not a lot of room to make moves. That's where I got to do a better job. I got to make better reads of it."

    Sabonis really struggled from the floor in Game 1 with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting. If the Pacers want to steal Game 2 at the TD Garden on Tuesday, they'll really need Sabonis to make the necessary adjustments.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis was made "available" for Wednesday's season finale but didn't end up leaving the bench.

    The Pacers had ruled him out earlier in the day before changing their minds, so we'll wrap up his year again. Sabonis blew away previous career-highs with 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.6 steals and a blistering .590 mark from the field. He took fewer 3-pointers than ever before as the Pacers have stopped asking their polished post player to masquerade as a stretch four. His long-term fit is at center, and while his ceiling will be capped with Myles Turner also on the roster, Sabonis can clearly pile up numbers as a high-usage guy that carries second units. In terms of total value Sabonis was a top-75/95 player, with missed time because of a left ankle sprain (five games), bruised right knee (one game) and illness (one game). Increasing the defensive stats is going to be key to his fantasy value progressing, but as long as the efficiency stays sky-high there won't be too many complaints.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (sore left ankle) has been upgraded from out to available for Wednesday's season finale against the Hawks.

    It is unclear how many minutes Sabonis will play as he was previously listed as out earlier today. Another reason that it may be unlikely for Sabonis to see his regular allotment of minutes is that the Pacers are set in the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and do not want to risk injuring their sixth man in a meaningless game. Be cautious if you are looking to play Sabonis in DFS tonight as he may see limited minutes. The only factor that may prevent the Pacers from limiting Sabonis' minutes is that they are short several key players. Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Myles Turner, Thaddeus Young, and Wesley Matthews have all been ruled out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (rest) will be held out of Wednesday's season finale, and his campaign will end with top-85/110 value in 8/9-cat leagues.

    Sabonis blew away previous career-highs with 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.6 steals and a blistering .590 mark from the field. He took fewer 3-pointers than ever before as the Pacers have stopped asking their polished post player to masquerade as a stretch four. His long-term fit is at center, and while his ceiling will be capped with Myles Turner also on the roster, Sabonis can clearly pile up numbers as a high-usage guy that carries second units. In terms of total value Sabonis was a top-75/95 player, with missed time because of a left ankle sprain (five games), bruised right knee (one game) and illness (one game). Increasing the defensive stats is going to be key to his fantasy value progressing, but as long as the efficiency stays sky-high there won't be too many complaints.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis double-doubled with 15 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and a steal on 7-of-12 from the field against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Sabonis played 27 minutes tonight in a game the Pacers led all night. Sabonis has been just inside the top-170 in 9-cat leagues the past two weeks due to poor free throw shooting and virtually no defensive stats. Sabonis is far too talented to be down that low, and if he can start getting a few of the popcorn stats, he's going to rise up draft boards next year.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis double-doubled with 18 points and 12 rebounds on 8-of-10 from the field against the Pistons on Monday night.

    Sabonis played 23 minutes before fouling out. His percentages and steals have been down lately, making him a bit more average than he had been in the first half of the season. He's still worth trotting out there for the rest of the season, but if he can't start hitting threes or increasing his blocks (or finding a starting role), we're looking at Enes Kaner 2.0.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis racked up five fouls in 21 minutes of action in Thursday's loss to the Celtics but still produced 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Sabonis was about four minutes below his season average in this one but fantasy owners won't have much to complain about in the box score. The only blemish on this line was his 2-of-4 from the free throw line, but the third-year big man did well to battle through some tough calls. Keep him in your lineups for the stretch run.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis had a solid game against his old team on Wednesday night, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds and a block in 31 minutes.

    It's always interesting to see Sabonis play OKC and remember how they tried to pigeon-hole him into a stretch-four role when he's got incredible polish as a low-post threat. The deal that sent the youngster to Indiana has worked wonderfully for all parties and Sabonis is going to finish with late-middle round value.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting while corralling 12 boards and handing out three assists on Thursday.

    Sabonis did his usual work on the glass and turned up with zero defensive stats and 2-for-9 shooting from the floor. We'd be a little harder on him, but no one on the Pacers really did much today so tonight's line was relatively solid.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis double-doubled with 13 points, 16 rebounds and six assists on Tuesday vs. Clippers.

    Sabonis grabbed his highest number of rebounds this month by more than a factor of two. He's still a top-100 player as long as he can right his percentages to where they were earlier in the season. Also helpful off the bench was Doug McDermott who went 8-for-12 from the floor for 17 points in 26 minutes.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis finished Saturday's tight loss with 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.

    Sabonis hit 6-of-10 shots but just 4-of-8 free throws. He's got two nice games in a row after two substandard games in returning from a left ankle sprain, so Sabonis officially looks safe to get back into lineups. Myles Turner had 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 36 minutes. It's a great sign that a line like that has become ho-hum.