Thunder's Domantas Sabonis: Starts fifth preseason game
Sabonis scored six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during Tuesday's preseason win over the Nuggets.
Sabonis entered the preseason as a longshot to win the starting job over veterans Ersan Ilyasova and Enes Kanter, but he has now started every game so far. The 20-year-old rookie has seen moderate success in his five starts, averaging 6.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.6 minutes. While coach Billy Donovan could still choose to go with one of the veterans, it's now looking more likely that Sabonis will be the Thunder's opening day starter.