In Sunday’s 110-101 win over the Chicago Bulls, Domantas Sabonis controlled the game despite only attempting four shots. Sabonis’ performance in that game was a microcosm of how he’s connecting everything for the upstart Sacramento Kings this season.
Sabonis finished with 11 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, which was his first triple-double of the season. Without Sabonis, there is no early season turnaround, there is no elite offense and there are no realistic playoff aspirations.
Through 22 games, Sacramento is in the top five in offensive rating, assist to turnover ratio, effective field goal percentage and true shooting thanks in enormous part to Sabonis’ role as a connector.