Domantas Sabonis named Western Conference Player of the Week
Another day, another milestone for Domantas Sabonis.
The All-Star center has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for his stellar play during the week of March 6-12th, as Sabonis posted averages of 20.0 points, 10.7 points, and 8.3 assists per game while shooting 58 percent from the field.
Sabonis racked up back-to-back triple-doubles during a perfect 3-0 week for the second-seed Sacramento Kings as the franchise inches closer to ending its 16-year playoff drought.
After starting off the post-All-Star-break with an 8-1 record, the Kings are firmly in the mix for a top-four spot in the West, which would lock in home-court advantage during the first round of the playoffs.
𝐃𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 😤👑
@dsabonis11 joins De'Aaron Fox (2020-21), DeMarcus Cousins (2015-16) and Chris Webber (1999-00, 2000-01) as the only players in the Sacramento-era with multiple Western Conference Player of the Week Awards in a single season 🏅 pic.twitter.com/n0uPo80Snq
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 13, 2023
According to the Kings, Domantas Sabonis is just the fourth player in the Sacramento era (1985-present) to be named Western Conference Player of the Week multiple times during a single season, joining De’Aaron Fox, DeMarcus Cousins, and Chris Webber.
In his first full season with the Kings, the three-time All-Star is currently averaging 19.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists (career-high), and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 61 percent from the field (career-high) and 36 percent from three-point range.
As of March 13th, Sabonis leads the NBA in double-doubles (53), rebounds (786), and rebounds per game (12.3) while holding top-10 spots in assists (8th, 447), true shooting percentage (8th, .672), effective field goal percentage (8th, .631), Offensive Rating (8th), and Win Shares (2nd, 10.0).
Sabonis’ 53 double-doubles tie DeMarcus Cousins’ Sacramento era record for most by a King in a single season, as the 26-year-old will look to set a new record on Monday night when the Milwaukee Bucks arrive at Golden 1 Center.
Be sure to get all of your Kings vs. Bucks coverage right here on Sactown Sports 1140 beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night with Scott Marsh and Henry ‘The High Flyer’ Turner before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Sacramento.
Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule
Monday, March 13th – Sacramento Kings vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 7:00 PM PST
Wednesday, March 15th – Sacramento Kings @ Chicago Bulls – 5:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 16th – Sacramento Kings @ Brooklyn Nets – 4:30 PM PST
Saturday, March 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Washington Wizards – 5:00 PM PST
Monday, March 20th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – 6:00 PM PST
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