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Sam Amick explains why Domantas Sabonis should be an All-Star starter

Jan 25, 2023, 4:00 PM
Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball on Xavier Tillman #2 and Jaren Jackson ...
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The Athletic‘s Sam Amick joined the Deuce and Mo Show Wednesday to talk about the contract extension of general manager Monte McNair, why center Domantas Sabonis should start in the All-Star game, and the latest news around the league.

topics discussed include:

  • The timing of Monte McNair’s extension announcement and his reaction to the news
  • Why it took so long to get McNair an extension
  • What’s shifted the most with this organization today compared to years past?
  • How the upcoming seven-game road trip is against mostly winnable teams
  • The Kings could be a top-six team in the playoffs if the team continues to stay healthy
  • If you’re Monte McNair, are you making any move at the NBA trade deadline?
  • Are there more buyers than sellers for this NBA trade deadline?
  • Why the Rui Hachimura for the Lakers makes sense
  • If Bob Meyers’ future with the Golden State Warriors could be in jeopardy.
  • Why Sam Amick voted for Domantas Sabonis as a starter for the NBA All-Star game

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