The Pacers sent Tyrese Haliburton to the Sacramento Kings for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and a 2023 second-round pick.
was available in Haliburton. Sabonis is a two-time All-Star and Fox's best hope for a real co-star yet.
The Kings had long-coveted Sabonis, but rumors of a possible deal involving De'Aaron Fox had been refuted. It had been widely reported that the Kings were planning to build around Fox rather than trade him
Haliburton's other top young guard was available. Sabonis is a two-time All-Star and Fox's best hope for a real co-star yet.
The Pacers and Kings want to win. Sacramento has not reached the playoffs for 16 years, and in acquiring Sabonis, the Kings have added a player that they believe can help get them back there sooner rather than later.