The 2019-20 NBA season is almost here and one sidelight are players at the end of their contracts. One player is Domantas Sabonis, the son Basketball Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis. It appears both camps are far from reaching a new deal and now Indiana is shopping the Lithuanian-American.

Sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic that the Pacers have engaged in active trade talks with some teams. No details were divulged although it was mentioned that the Pacers were asking too much. If no new deal comes, the 6-foot-10 cager will become a restricted free agent next summer. He is set to make $3.5 million this NBA season.

As of this writing, no actual numbers acceptable to Sabonis were mentioned. But according to ESPN, an acceptable starting point would be around $18 million per season. It would be something similar to the one Myles Turner got last year.

On the part of Sabonis, it seems he is in no hurry to sign a new deal. Apparently, he wants to focus on the coming season and weigh his options as well.

"You did your job. You did your best, and now you just have to wait. Now I can't do anything. I just need to be patient and wait."

For the record, the 11th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft is putting up decent numbers. Last NBA season, he averaged 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in 74 games. That effort was enough to help Indiana make the playoffs.

Sabonis was part of that trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pacers got him and Victor Oladipo in exchange for Paul George back in July 2017.

So far, no team has been identified as having an interest in the 2018 Lithuanian Player of the Year. A step towards identifying his future could start on Monday. The deadline for 2016 first-round draft picks to sign extensions will be on Monday, Oct. 21. Even if he does not get an extension, the Pacers can still match any offer made in the summer. However, there is that risk that the package could be too much to match.

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