In a surprising trade, the Sacramento Kings have separated from Tyrese Haliburton, the young Star is now playing for the Indiana Pacers. This reports Adrian Wojnarowski (espn). In return, Sacramento has received all-star Domantas Sabonis.
For this, the Kings Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson send to Indiana and get back Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday. Sacramento also receives the two-round spick of the Pacers in 2027.
While Sabonis has been a candidate for a wallpaper change since last season, the separation of the Kings of Haliburton is very surprised. The Guard was already at the age of 21 in the discussion about the best player in Sacramento and was considered the talent to build the kings. On average, Haliburton puts 14.3 points and 7.4 assists in this season, the 21-year-old takes 41.3 percent of his threesome. In the previous year, the Guard was third in voting for the rookie-of-the-year-award behind Lamelo Ball (Hornets) and Anthony Edwards (Timberwolfes).
“That’s wild!” Joel Embid fitting matchingly. According to Wojnarowski, the league was “shocked” from the trade. For both teams, question marks, some of which can be answered to Trade Deadline on Thursday – and others will probably remain open.
For example, the Pacers have a full backcourt with Haliburton, Hield, Malcolm Brogdon, Ricky Rubio and Chris Duarte. At least one player from this group will have to leave the Pacers at the latest in the coming summer.
Nevertheless, the Kings receive a double all-star in Sabonis and with Holiday (Treaty by 2023, 6 million annually) and LAMB (expiring contract) two wing players. At the heart of the trades, of course, remains the Lithuanian, which has an average of 18.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists also posted in a catastrophic Pacers season juicy numbers. Sabonis still has a contract until 2024 and receives $ 19.8 million in this season.
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The trade at a glance
|Kings received||Pacers get|
|Domantas Sabonis||Tyrese Haliburton|
|Jeremy Lamb||Buddy Hield|
|Justin Holiday||Tristan Thompson|
|Two-round pick (2027)|