Sunday, March 17, 2024

Isaiah Thomas reportedly to sign 10-day contract with Suns

Isaiah Thomas is back in the NBA, as he's set to sign a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns -- per Shams Charania of The Athletic

The veteran point guard makes his return to Phoenix, where he played during the 2014-15 campaign before being dealt to Boston at the trade deadline for Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick.

Thomas would go on to win the hearts of Celtics' fans for the next two and a half years, becoming a two-time All-Star and finishing fifth in voting for league MVP in the 2016-17 season, where he averaged 28.9 points on 46.3% shooting, and 5.9 assist per contest while winning All-NBA honors.

Following that historic year, which ended in injury, Thomas was moved yet again -- ending his brief but successful time in Boston -- to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, marking the first time ever that the first overall pick was traded for the last pick from the same draft class (2011).

Since then, the ll-year vet has bounced around the NBA mixed with stints in the G League, which was his latest attempt at a comeback via the Salt Lake City Stars (thanks to old friend Danny Ainge). Thomas, who last played for the Charlotte Hornets back in 2022, has an opportunity to possibly stick with a Suns roster that will look to make a deep postseason run.

The man known as "The King of the Fourth" during his time in Boston, is now 35-years old and was putting up 33 points on 45% 3-point shooting in four games with the Stars in the G League. Thomas' "slow grind" approach to never giving up on his dreams has paid off for now.

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of USA Today

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