McNair, who won the best general manager of the season, said that the king intends to renew the core of the team Sabonis

2023-05-04 14:33

McNair, who won the best general manager of the season, said that the king intends to renew the core of the team Sabonis


After breaking the 16-year playoff drought this season , the Sacramento Kings were unfortunately eliminated by the Golden State Warriors with 3 wins and 4 losses in the playoffs. Tars Sabonis agrees to a contract extension.


Kings general manager Monte McNair was named NBA General Manager of the Year today. McNair talked about his plan to keep Sabonis in the playoff press conference. He said that Sabonis is an important part of the team, so he will try his best to keep this core and use him as the next season. Core team building.


Sabonis was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Later in the offseason, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers by the Thunder in exchange for veteran forward Paul George.


Sabonis was awarded the Lithuanian Player of the Year and was selected as an All-Star twice during his five seasons with the Pacers. In the 47 games he played for the Pacers last season, he averaged 18.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 0.5 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game. The shooting percentage is as high as 58%, and the three-point shooting percentage is 32.4%.


He was then traded to the Kings by the Pacers before the NBA trade deadline in February last year. Although Sabonis suffered a right hand injury this season, he still effectively improved the offensive efficiency of the lineup for the Kings. He averaged 18.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocks in 85 regular season and playoff games, not only helping the Kings enter the playoffs for the first time in 16 years An important hero, he was also selected as an All-Star for the third time in his NBA career.


As the 4-year contract that Sabonis originally signed with the Pacers in 2019 is about to expire this season, Sabonis is eligible to renew his contract with the Kings with a 4-year extension worth $121 million this offseason. However, Sabonis also has the option to end the season as an unrestricted free agent and re-sign a new deal with the Kings.