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12-21-2018, 01:38 PM

“That’s the fanciest thing he does,” said Riccardo Fois, Sabonis’s friend, personal basketball skills trainer, and the coordinator of analytics at Gonzaga, where Sabonis played in college. “I eat more truffle pasta when I’m with him than ever in my life ... and I’m Italian.”

“The role he has in Indiana right now is the role he was meant to play,” Olynyk said. “I think OKC drafted him and put him in a role he wasn’t accustomed to.” In Oklahoma City, Sabonis was called upon to stretch the floor in a Russell Westbrook–centric offense. It wasn’t his strong suit; he took a third of his (six whole) shots from 3 and averaged 32 percent there. With the Pacers, he’s been allowed to play inside-out. “I don’t think they were utilizing him in a way that maximized his potential,” Olynyk added. “So I think Indiana has been a great system for him.”

12-21-2018, 02:02 PM
Sixth man of the year and a spot on the all star roster, nothing less. The best.