NBA Rumors: Domantas Sabonis "Wants Out" of Indiana

Following a defeat at the hands of the Giannis-less Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers are reportedly looking to rebuild their 13th place roster and it appears everyone on the team not named Malcolm Brogdon is likely available via trade.

According to Matt Moore of The Action Network, Domantas Sabonis "wants out" of Indiana, likely sooner than later. The 25-year old son of NBA Hall-Of-Famer Arvydas Sabonis is currently leading the Pacers with 19.6 points per game and his 11.9 rebounds per game rank inside the top-5 league-wide making him a very attractive commodity for any contending team looking to take another step towards a championship.

Pacers reporter Scott Agnes was quick to refute the claim that Sabonis wishes to leave the organization and even doubled down on that, stating that Pacers owner Herb Simon had addressed the media and had said that the team "[Is] not in a panic mode to make changes."

This suggests the Pacers will not allow external league pressures to influence how their organization will be run and that they will likely be patient when moving valuable assets, a good idea for a team likely looking to maximize any potential return for Sabonis, or any other Pacers player, to speed up the on-the-fly rebuild and return the Pacers to their former glory.

The Pacers will get a chance at redemption in the form of the Detroit Pistons tonight and will be looking for a better showing from a squad that, on paper, does still possess a lot of talent despite their 12-18 record. Check out below for highlights from last night's tough loss in Milwaukee. 

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