This Wizards-Pacers Trade Involves Domantas Sabonis

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After starting the 2021-22 NBA season 10-3, the Washington Wizards looked like they could wind up being one of the “surprise” teams of the year and be a force in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but now the Wizards are just 20-20 and looking for answers on how to rekindle their early season success. 

Bradley Beal has been playing like an All-Star and will likely be on his way to his fourth All-Star game of his career, but it has been hard to find steady production from the rest of this roster. Finding another star-like player to pair with Beal should be the ultimate goal of this franchise right now. 

Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Spencer Dinwiddie can only do so much as supporting talent, which is why this franchise needs another All-Star-like talent if they are to become a real force in the East. 

The Bucks, Nets, Heat and Bulls are not going anywhere at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, which is why Washington is going to be forced to leverage assets to go after another big name. 

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Not to mention, they need to do everything they can to try and convince Bradley Beal to stay long-term given all the trade rumors surrounding him the last several months. 

With the Indiana Pacers rumored to be on the verge of a rebuild, Washington should look no further than trying to pursue Domantas Sabonis at the trade deadline. 

At 25-years-old, Sabonis has been an All-Star twice, he is one of the best rebounders in the entire league and is someone that could take control of the frontcourt, creating a really solid “one-two” punch with fellow All-Star guard Bradley Beal. 

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However, the Pacers are not going to just give up their best talent for nothing. It is going to take a lot to convince Indiana to trade Sabonis, which is why the Wizards will need to be prepared to offer up some of their best young assets in return. 

Is this a trade that the Washington Wizards should pursue? Let’s take a look at a trade proposal by ESPN’s Bobby Marks that sends Domantas Sabonis to the Wizards for a handful of future value. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.