INDIANAPOLIS, USA – The Indiana Pacers announced on Friday they have picked up the team option on the contract of forward Domantas Sabonis for a third year.
Sabonis, acquired via a trade with the Thunder over the off season, finished his rookie season last year averaging 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, starting in 66 games for Oklahoma City.
During a preseason victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers a few weeks ago, Sabonis led the Pacers with 17 points on 6-8 shooting, scoring in all sorts of ways around the basket and from beyond the arc. He also had 7 rebounds.
The Pacers begin their regular NBA season this Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets.