Two reports Domantas Sabonis wants Pacers to trade him, one he doesn’t
But what about Indiana teammate Domantas Sabonis, who’s also in trade rumors?
Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files:
He then responded by making the next two All-Star games.
Sabonis’ situation has changed over the years. He’s on his third coach in three seasons (Nate McMillan, Nate Bjorkgren and now Rick Carlisle). Sabonis had been getting increasingly larger roles, then a slight reduction this year under Carlisle. The Sabonis-Turner pairing has been both productive and tricky.
Sometimes, out-of-date information seeps into reporting. That lag could explain conflicting stances from credible reporters.
There are also gray areas in trade requests. Sabonis could prefer to leave Indiana, but he’s not necessarily pushing hard for it. No matter what he wants, he’s still playing hard for the Pacers in the meantime.
And ultimately, whether Indiana trades him is up to the team.