Domantas Sabonis came into this year with murky, yet lofty expectations with the Indiana Pacers. Spending most of his minutes at center over the last two years, Sabonis was now going to be asked to play both frontcourt positions at different times and in different scenarios, splitting his minutes equally.
This would allow for a few things. One, it would allow for a really threatening starting frontcourt alongside Myles Turner, who would be sliding over to the center position where he is most comfortable. Second, it would allow the Pacers to remain dominant in the frontcourt with Sabonis running with the second unit, staying on the floor while the rest of the starting unit rotates out.