1. Domantas Sabonis
Saying that Sabnois was a massive disappointment might be a little rough. He finished with yet another double-double after all. The problem is that his double-double only included 11 points along with 5 turnovers.
As the only other All-Star on this team, his teammates should’ve been able to turn to him with Fox out. Sabonis is not the type of player who takes over games, but he can certainly do more than score 11 points, especially when he is going up against a 21-year-old starting center.
Instead, Sabonis and Alperen Sengun pretty much canceled each other out and that is a problem. Sengun has immense potential and promises to be one of the top centers when he is a little older, but Sabonis is an All-NBA center right now.
He should be dominating against a team whose starting big man just started his third season as an NBA pro. Even if dominating opponents is not generally a part of his game, Sabonis needs to go there when no one else can carry the team. Or at the very least, he should be able to perform to his usual standards.
That would be around 18 points a game, not 11 against a team that has virtually no rim protection. If Fox is still out on Monday, the Kings need much more out of Sabonis.