A second-round pick and Domas Sabonis were sent to the Kings in exchange for Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson.

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The Pacers sent Tyrese Haliburton to the Sacramento Kings for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and a 2023 second-round pick.

The Kings wanted Sabonis, but rumours of a De'Aaron Fox deal were denied.

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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.

They haven't been in the lottery that long, but a tank-centric rebuild isn't something the Pacers have ever shown interest in.

It's ideal for a small-market franchise like Indiana. The Pacers didn't have to languish at the bottom of the standings for years to restock with prospects.

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