NBA Trade Rumors: 3 Trade Destinations For Domantas Sabonis

The Indiana Pacers are fielding plenty of calls for their star players, now that reports have surfaced this week that they're putting some big names on the trade market. Team president Kevin Pritchard says they're going to be keeping players in the loop as blockbuster trades are discussed.

One of the players most in demand is two-time All-Star center Domantas Sabonis. The 6'11" bruiser is averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Which teams are potential trade destinations for Sabonis? Plenty, but these three could make the most sense.

Boston Celtics

Wallowing around in 10th spot in the East, the Celtics could sure use a big boost to lift them back into contender status. Adding a frontcourt scorer like Sabonis could be just the trick to pull it off. 

As noted by's Nekias Duncan, while Sabonis would make a perfect fit with the premier perimeter pairing of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the return package might not suit Indiana. Assuming that Brown is still off-limits, the trade pieces would have to be focused more around Marcus Smart and Robert Williams.

Golden State Warriors

As with the Pacers' other available big man, Myles Turner, adding a center of Sabonis' ability would make the Warriors virtually unstoppable. However, Sabonis brings different elements to Golden State than Turner. 

Imagine what the Warriors could be with an elite scorer in the post, and the floor-spacing they already offer to facilitate him. 

On defense, he doesn't have the lateral quickness that the Warriors prize, but there's more than enough defenders on this roster to cover for that. 

Going back to the Pacers in a deal for Sabonis? The Warriors would undoubtedly have to surrender James Wiseman, and at least one, if not both, of their first-rounders from this year, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.

Washington Wizards

With the pronouncement this week from Bradley Beal that he wants to see if the Wizards are committed to putting a winner around him before he commits himself to a contract extension, the pressure is on for GM Tommy Sheppard. 

Adding Sabonis, who is literally twice the player that current Wiz center Daniel Gafford is (he averages 9 points and 6 rebounds, to Sabonis' 18 points and 12 rebounds) would be a huge roster upgrade, adding the low-post scoring the Wizards need, and a perfect complement to Beal's game.

Any way you slice it, Sabonis could seriously move the needle for any team on the edge of contention, so there will be plenty of bidders. 

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