When Domantas Sabonis was traded by the Pacers to the Kings last season, his new team failed to make the playoffs.
This season the hopes were not much higher, however, Sacramento is exceeding the expectations. With 13 wins and 9 losses, the Kings are fifth in the Western Conference.
Some leaders of other teams take some time to rest, but that is not something that the two-time NBA All-Star is interested in.
“I don’t really believe in resting,” Sabonis told The Sacramento Bee before Sunday’s game. “That’s what we’re paid for as professional athletes and (to) perform. But, yeah, the West is packed. If other teams want to rest players, it’s to our advantage to go out there and take that win.”
This season Sabonis is averaging 16.7 points, 11 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 32 minutes per game for Sacramento.