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Domantas Sabonis of the Kings needs more evidence in hand

Domantas Sabonis of the Kings needs more evidence in hand

Sacramento Kings All-Star Domantas Sabonis He suffered a right hand injury and will undergo further testing and evaluation of treatment options that will help determine how much time, if any, Sabonis will miss, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

X-rays confirmed the injury and the need for further testing after Friday’s loss Washington Wizards. A timetable for a return could depend on Sabonis’ pain tolerance or the need to address a more serious injury, sources told ESPN.

Sabonis injured his hand in the fourth quarter of the game Loss 125-111 to the Magi

He has been a driving force behind the Kings’ resurgence this season, averaging a league-leading 17.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists for the current No. 6 seed in the Western Conference.

Sacramento hasn’t made the playoffs since 2005-06, the NBA’s longest postseason drought. The Kings are 17-14, three games out of first place Denver in the West and just one game out of fourth place phoenix.

So far, the 7-foot Sabonis has had a terrific season for the Kings. He is one of the three players, along with Nikola Jokic i Giannis Antetokounmpoaveraging 10 rebounds and five assists this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Sabonis leads the league in double-doubles with 23, and has three 20-point, 20-rebound and five-assist games this season, more than the rest of the NBA combined, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Sabonis, an All-Star in 2020 and 2021 with Indiana, was traded by the Pacers to the Kings last February in a deal that included guards. Tyrese Haliburton i Buddy Hield.



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