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Sacramento Kings acquire Domantas Sabonis from the Indiana Pacers in NBA blockbuster trade

Written by Doug Rush

Sacramento Kings acquire Domantas Sabonis from the Indiana Pacers in NBA blockbuster trade

NBA All Star Domantas Sabonis was likely going to be dealt before the trade deadline on Thursday and the Indiana Pacers found a taker.

Sabonis headlines the package sent to the Sacramento Kings in an absolute blockbuster deal.

Sabonis, Lamb, Holliday and a 2027 second round pick go to the Kings.

Tyrese Hailburton, Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson are headed to the Pacers.

The Kings had long coveted Sabonis and didn’t have to include De’Aaron Fox in a trade; Fox has been rumored in possible trade talks, one of which includes the New York Knicks for Julius Randle.

For the Pacers, a possible rebuild featuring Myles Turner can happen with a backcourt of Hailburton and Hield.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.