30. Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings
In one of the most polarizing trades in recent NBA history, the Sacramento Kings opting to swap 22-year-old point guard Tyrese Haliburton for two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis has proven to be a wise decision for both sides. Haliburton has blossomed into a player who narrowly missed this list, as he currently leads the NBA in assists for the Indiana Pacers. For the Kings, the trade has allowed De’Aaron Fox to develop into the best version of himself we’ve seen — and another player who just missed the top-30 cut.
It also gave the Kings one of the best centers in basketball in Sabonis. Other than two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, there is no big man more adept at playmaking than Sabonis. In his first full year with the Kings, Sabonis is shooting a career-high from the field and from three while posting double-doubles on a nightly basis.
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