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The 3-point shot, Domantas Sabonis’ new weapon

Zero. That was the number of 3-pointers scored by Domantas Sabonis in October. Although he can play wide, the inside of the Kings has never been attracted to the 3-pointer, and he prefers to eliminate his opponent with a dribble to finish in the circle. But for a few matches, the Lithuanian has been taking advantage of Mike Brown’s systems to try his hand at 3-pointers, and he’s not clumsy at all.

Tonight, he managed a perfect 2 out of 2 from a distance, and for 15 days, he has been 8 out of 14 from 3-pointers! Facing the Clippers, he simply took advantage of the fact that Ivica Zubac was waiting for him lower to take his chance.

” It is important [pour ouvrir le jeu]. The more I take and the more I put in, the more I will continue to take” replies Sabonis. “And the more I put in, the more the opponents will have to respect me. I find myself like a playmaker, and if I sting the defense, it forces the opponent to come out, and it opens the game for everyone. »

This Sunday morning, the Kings are 5th, with only two defeats more than the leaders, the Suns. The team is very close to the best, and this new weapon will be invaluable for the Kings.

“I always try to watch the circle and make them respect me,” continued Sabonis. “If the defender is not on me, I always try to read the game, and find my places where I can take a good shot. But it’s at the heart of our attack, and if we have to open up to the circle after the screen, I can do it, and if we have to come out wide, I can do it too. In fact, I always try to find what will be most useful for the team. »

Domantas Sabonis Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2016-17 OKAY 81 20 39.9 32.1 65.7 0.6 3.0 3.6 1.0 2.5 0.5 1.0 0.4 5.9
2017-18 IND 74 25 51.4 35.1 75.0 2.2 5.5 7.7 2.0 3.0 0.5 1.9 0.4 11.6
2018-19 IND 74 25 59.0 52.9 71.5 2.5 6.8 9.3 2.9 3.2 0.7 2.2 0.4 14.1
2019-20 IND 62 35 54.0 25.4 72.3 3.1 9.4 12.4 5.0 3.2 0.8 2.7 0.5 18.5
2020-21 IND 62 36 53.5 32.1 73.2 2.4 9.6 12.0 6.7 3.3 1.2 3.4 0.5 20.3
2021-22 * All Teams 62 35 57.3 31.2 74.1 3.2 8.9 12.1 5.2 3.3 1.0 3.2 0.4 18.9
2021-22 * IND 47 35 58.0 32.4 74.0 3.3 8.8 12.1 5.0 3.1 1.0 3.0 0.5 18.9
2021-22 * BAG 15 34 55.4 23.5 74.3 3.1 9.3 12.3 5.8 3.8 0.9 3.5 0.3 18.9
2022-23 BAG 20 32 58.5 29.2 74.3 2.2 8.8 11.0 6.4 3.8 0.8 2.6 0.5 16.7
Total 434 29 53.6 31.7 72.9 2.3 7.0 9.3 3.7 3.1 0.8 2.3 0.4 14.5

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