NBA Averages of 24.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists
Domantas Sabonis continues to burn stages on his way to stardom in the NBA. The Pvot of the Pacers just named best player of the first week competition after averaging 24.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in the games that opened the season. For the first time in NBA history, the MVP of the week has a Malaga accent.
Because the Lithuanian pvot of 2.11 meters and 24 years still retains the leave that soaked him in his years in Mlaga, where his family resided. Domantas, born in Portland when his father, the legendary Arvydas, played for the Blazers, He grew up in Torremolinos with his brothers Zigymantas and Tautvydas. The three went through the Unicaja quarry in Los Guindos. Everyone can see ways. ‘Zigy’ soon quit basketball and now runs his family’s hotel in Lithuania. ‘Tuti’, after a long career at LEB, retired to enter as a coach in the lower categories of Zalgiris, where he already works as an assistant coach of the first team. From very soon it was seen that ‘Domas’, the little one, was going to be the best.
At age 16, in September 2012, he made his debut with the Unicaja first team in a European competition match. The 13-14 season was spent playing with the ACB, with the 35 games with averages of 9:45 minutes, 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. The following year he went to Gonzaga University, in which he remained two years. He was elected in the 11th place in the 2016 draft by the Magic, that that same night they sent him to oklahoma in the transfer of Serge Ibaka. Years later, another Sabonis landed in the NBA.
Since that first season with the Thunder, Domas has not stopped improving. From 5.9 points in 20.1 minutes of his debut to 24.3 in 37.0 of today. He has never lowered his averages from one campaign to the next. Not a single setback. Last year, the third in the Pacers after being traded in 2017, lived his particular explosion: 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds that were worth to enjoy his first All Star.
This season, he is serious about repeating if he maintains his current benefits. For starters, 32 points and 13 rebounds against the Knicks. Then triple-double with 22 + 10 + 11 against the Bulls. And finally, 19 points and 10 sacks against the Celtics. And all victories. Sabonis has returned to an extraordinary level after overcoming a left foot injury That made him miss the games in the Disney World bubble. His particular fairy tale will take him from Torremolinos to NBA stardom.
In the Western Conference, the best player of the first week was Brandon Ingram, power forward for the Pelicans, who has averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists. Last season, like Sabonis, he was selected for his first All Star and was also voted the most progressive player in the NBA.
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