Sabonis appeared in 62 games for the Pacers during the 2020-21 regular season and it was his most prolific year by a wide margin, as the Lithuanian big man made the All-Star Game for the second game in a row while putting up career-best numbers in several categories across the board. Sabonis notched his best game of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 17, a game in which he recorded 36 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists -- that was one of his nine triple-doubles during the campaign, though he also had one during the play-in tournament. That 36-point output was a season-high mark for Sabonis, who eclipsed the 30-point plateau eight different times during the campaign. Other season-high marks for him were 22 rebounds, 15 assists, five steals and four blocks (twice). Sabonis also grabbed at least 20 rebounds in three different games and dished out at least 10 assists in 12 different appearances. He also posted at least four blocks and/or steals in six different contests, emerging as one of the league's best "do-it-all" players. All things considered, Sabonis averaged career-best marks in points (20.3), rebounds (12.0), assists (6.7), steals (1.2) and blocks (0.5) during the regular season while logging 36.0 minutes per game -- another career-best mark for the five-year veteran. Sabonis also shot 53.5 percent from the field, making it the fourth year in a row where he makes more than half of his attempts, 32.1 percent from three-point range and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. He also averaged 16.5 points, 16.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game during the Pacers' two play-in tournament games.2019
Playing in his fourth NBA season, Sabonis took his game to a new level in 2019-20. He established new career-highs in minutes per game (34.8), points per game (18.5), rebounds per game (12.4), assists per game (5.0), and steals per game (0.8). One of the most efficient big men in the league, Sabonis shot 54.0 percent from the field, as well as better than 72 percent from the free-throw line. Sabonis was selected to his first All-Star Game as a member of Team LeBron. In the All-Star Game, Sabonis played 19 minutes, finishing with two points and six rebounds. Sabonis finished the season with 50 double-doubles, including a career-high four triple-doubles. Against the Clippers on Dec. 9, Sabonis went for 18 points, a career-best 22 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. He scored a season-high 29 points, to go with 13 boards and six assists, in a win over Minnesota on Jan. 15. Versus Portland on Jan. 26, Sabonis put up 27 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in 41 minutes. He had 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over Denver on Jan. 19. Sabonis registered a season-high three steals against the Warriors on Jan. 24, also adding 16 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. The former Gonzaga standout finished the regular season ranked sixth in total rebounds (771), ninth in offensive rebounds (189), fifth in rebounds per game (12.4), ninth in total rebound percentage (19.6), and sixth in triple-doubles (4). A foot injury prevented Sabonis from playing the Pacers' eight seeding games and four playoff games in the Orlando bubble.2018
Domantas Sabonis played crucial minutes off the bench last season, appearing in 74 games during the 2018-19 season for the Indiana Pacers. He averaged 25 minutes per game, despite starting five of 74 games. Sabonis led the team in rebounding, averaging 9.3 boards per contest, which was also good for 18th in the Association. The 6-foot-10 center proved an able scorer as well, finishing third on the squad in scoring with 14.1 points per contest. Sabonis tallied 30 double-doubles, including six in the month of December. November was his best month statistically, though, as the big man managed 15.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. Sabonis matched a career high with 30 points at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on Halloween. On Nov. 19, Sabonis nearly accumulated a triple-double against Utah, compiling 19 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a 121-94 win. He shot an efficient 59-percent from the field on the year, which not only led the Pacers but was seventh in the entire NBA. Sabonis also was a willing passer, averaging a career-high 2.9 assists per contest. His Pacers finished the season at 48-34 and lost to the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.2017
Domantas Sabonis was traded to the Indiana Pacers in the summer heading into his sophomore season. Sabonis played 74 games in 2017-18 and started 19 times, averaging 11.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.5 minutes per game. Sabonis gave the Pacers efficient minutes, as he shot 51.4 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the foul line over the season. He got out to a good start with the Pacers, as he tallied 16 points, on 7-of-7 shooting, and seven rebounds in 19 minutes of action in the first game of the season. He continued with a solid month in October, averaging 12.9 points and 11.0 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game. He reached the 20-point plateau for the first time on October 29, 2017, and did it four more times through the regular season, including a season-high 30 points on April 8, 2018. He registered 15 double-doubles on the season, including an impressive outing, where he finished with 12 points, five assists, and a season-high 16 rebounds. Sabonis played seven games in the postseason, where the Pacers lost to the Cavaliers in seven games in the First Round. Sabonis averaged 12.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game in that series.2016
Following two seasons at Gonzaga, Sabonis was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He was technically drafted by the Magic, but was traded that same day to the OKC Thunder with Victor Oladipo and Ersan Ilyasova for veteran Serge Ibaka. Sabonis proceeded to appear in 81 games for the Thunder, received 66 starts and played 20.1 minutes per contest. He averaged 5.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest. The rookie shot 39.9 percent percent from the field, 32.1 percent from three and 65.7 percent from the charity stripe. Sabonis' NBA debut occurred during the first game of the season, Oct. 26, when he played 16 minutes in a six-point win over the 76ers on the road. He posted five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and four rebounds. On Dec. 23, the scored a season-high 20 points during a win at Boston. His best stretch of the season was six games from Nov. 2 through Nov. 11. In 25.6 minutes per game, he averaged 9.8 points on 8.0 shots, plus 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists. On the season, he accumulated two double-doubles. The Thunder finished the season 47-35, making the playoffs as the six seed in the Western Conference but losing to the Rockets in five games during the First Round. Sabonis played six playoff minutes and posted four points, two rebounds, one steal and one block.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft. Traded by the Magic, with Ersan Ilyasova and Victor Oladipo to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka.
August 12, 2016Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder
July 6, 2017Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with Victor Oladipo to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George.
October 21, 2019Signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers (Signing is an extension to the rookie deal signed in 2016).