A privileged spectator of the incredible end of the match between Sacramento and Orlando in Las Vegas, alongside his new teammate Kevin Huerter and Davion Mitchell, Domantas Sabonis is preparing this summer for his first real season with the Kings at the start of the school year.
Sent from Indiana to California last February, while Tyrese Haliburton was going the opposite way, the Lithuanian interior is at the center of the new project for the Kings, who would like to return to the playoffs very quickly, starting next year.
To give itself every chance of achieving this, the club has focused its summer recruitment on known and rather experienced heads in the NBA: Mike Brown arrives on the bench, while Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter arrive as reinforcements for « Domas », De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes. Not to mention rookie Keegan Murray, one of the most « NBA ready » players of the 2022 vintage.
Overall, the Kings have made consistent choices in the offseason, and that’s reassuring inside.
» I’m in a good frame of mind. We made good choices, our staff is motivated and wants to bring us back to the path of success. » declared the Lithuanian this Saturday. » We have reinforced ourselves in the ‘free agency’. […] Keegan, it is awesome. I think he is an ideal addition to our group. He will do everything he needs to do, even more. So it’s perfect for our system. »
It’s hard to forget Indiana…
The Sacramento center also spoke briefly about his departure from the Pacers, where he grew up as a player.
» It was hard, of course. It was my first real experience in the NBA, since I spent a season at OKC before being transferred. So it was my first home in the NBA. But these are things to be prepared for in a career. he added, before discussing his return to Indiana next season, since he was injured when the Kings played on the floor of the Pacers last season, after his transfer.
» It will be moving, that’s for sure. I have many memories there. When I arrived I was a bench player. I became a starter, an All-Star. I will be very happy to come back. »
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