After being taken by the Orlando Magic as the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis was quickly dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal that will send Serge Ibaka to Orlando, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Orlando will send Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and rights to Sabonis to the Thunder, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 24, 2016
Sabonis averaged 17.6 ppg in his final season with Gonzaga, adding nearly 12 boards a game as well in 32 minutes of action. The 6-foot-10 power forward will have big shoes to fill with the departure of Ilyasova's 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per night, leaving a shot for an instant impact for the son of great Lithuanian center Arvydas Sabonis.
Sabonis offers OKC a big man on the glass, along with great strength and basketball IQ. However, he is not a great athlete and his wingspan doesn't translate to his height, taking away the ability to be a good shot blocker down low.
The younger Sabonis betters his father's NBA Draft selection by 13 picks, as Arvydas went to the Portland Trailblazers as the 24th overall pick in 1986.