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Isaiah Thomas | Guard

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Washington
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Restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas is visiting with the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
It seems like a foregone conclusion that Thomas will not be back with the Kings next year, despite having the best season of his young career. The Suns are looking to add depth to their already talented back court, and perhaps a little insurance in case 2014-2015 restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe becomes hard to retain. Jul 10 - 6:42 PM

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Isaiah Thomas has likely spent his last days in a Kings uniform, and the Lakers have emerged as a "real possibility," according to sources.

Our own Aaron Bruski first reported his chances of staying in Sacramento as close to zero. LA has enough cap room to offer Thomas a decent amount of money, but that won't happen until Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are off the board. Detroit is also in the mix, and they would reportedly be open to a sign-and-trade, while the Heat and Mavs are also in the running. For some unknown reason management in Sacramento doesn't view Thomas as a worthwhile asset to the franchise.
Jul 6 - 12:27 PM

Restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas' preferred teams are the Lakers, Heat and Pistons, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News.

He grew up a Lakers' fan and they are considered as his favorite. The Kings don't seem like they're going bring Thomas back after coming to terms with Darren Collison today, so other teams have an excellent chance to pounce. For whatever reason, the Sacramento front office was never really all the way behind IT2.
Jul 3 - 5:25 PM

As first reported by Rotoworld.com, multiple reports indicate the Pistons are offering restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas a 3-year contract worth $24 million.

Thomas is a restricted free agent, so the Kings will have a chance to match any offer sheet he signs, but at this time we cannot confirm if the offer has been made, officially or otherwise. There have also been rumblings that Sacramento views Thomas as more of a sixth man so it's possible they deem this offer too rich for their liking, though they may be sensing that their original evaluation was way off. Brandon Jennings will probably end up being shipped out if the Pistons can acquire Thomas according to sources if they are able to land Thomas. IT2 would become an interesting fantasy option if he ends up starting alongside Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, and potentially Greg Monroe. Right now the Pistons and Kings are neck-and-neck favorites for the Pizza Guy.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 1 - 10:54 AM

The Pistons, Mavs, Heat, Lakers and Suns have interest in restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas.

The Pistons have the most interest so far and numbers have started in the three-year, $24 million range. For contending teams the per-year numbers have started around $6-7 million per year. The Kings have yet to fully play their hand on how they intend to handle Thomas in free agency, so we have a while to see how this plays out.
Jun 30 - 11:34 PM

The Kings will make Isaiah Thomas a qualifying offer worth $1.1 million to make him a restricted free agent, according to general manager Pete D’Alessandro.

The qualifying offer will allow the Kings to match any offer that Thomas receives in free agency and give them team some flexibility to keep Thomas in the fold with Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins as long as Thomas doesn't receive an offer they're unwilling to match. "We loved what our three guys did last [season]," D’Alessandro said. "We feel very strongly about Isaiah. What I can say is obviously we’ll give him his qualifying offer and we’ll have very good discussions with his agent at the appropriate time, but we feel good about the three of those guys." The Kings have also been rumored to be interested in drafting Marcus Smart, so there is a chance that Thomas becomes a trade chip over the next few weeks.
Jun 24 - 10:12 AM

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro plans to speak with Isaiah Thomas' agent on Monday, and there is "no question" the team will make a qualifying offer.

This move is more of a formality than anything, as it's the first step to making a player a restricted free agent. Isaiah had quite the breakout season last year, averaging 20.3 points, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers, on 45.3 percent shooting from the field, all career-highs. Thomas will certainly fetch some offers on the open market, and it will be up to the Kings to decide whether or not to match those offers. But with the Kings' currently having $66 million on the books for next season, it's possible they let their promising young guard walk, and turn their eyes towards Ray McCallum.
Jun 23 - 6:13 PM

The Kings' front office is reportedly split on whether or not to move forward with Isiah Thomas as their point guard.

This decision seems to be more about money than basketball skill as the Kings are a bit strapped from a financial standpoint. The Kings currently have over $47 million in guaranteed contracts, and if Rudy Gay decides to opt in to the final year of his contract worth $19.1 million, that will bring the Kings to over $66 million. With the salary cap set to be somewhere around $63-$65 million, if Thomas signs a deal for around $8 million annually, the Kings will be a team in the luxury tax and not necessarily a playoff contender. That's a lot of money to be spending to not make the playoffs, and it's possible the Kings choose to sign-and-trade Thomas and go with Ray McCallum as their starting point guard.
Jun 20 - 5:18 PM

Isaiah Thomas said he thinks coach Mike Malone is in his corner to keep him with the Kings next season.

He added Malone has been talking to him "almost every day" to talk about games and the draft. Thomas is a restricted free agent and it sounds like the Kings will bring him back. Although, Ray McCallum did play well down the stretch and the Kings do own the eighth pick, so they have a couple backup options.
May 22 - 10:11 PM

The Kings will extend Isaiah Thomas a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent this summer, according to GM Pete D'Alessandro.

The qualifying offer is a formality and Thomas has said that he prefers to re-sign with the Kings, but a massive offer sheet from another team could change the equation. The Kings may also be willing to put their eggs into Ray McCallum's basket at point guard, for better or worse, and Thomas will be one of the most coveted PGs in free agency along with (unrestricted) Kyle Lowry and (restricted) Eric Bledsoe. Thomas had a breakout fantasy campaign this season, posting averages of 20.3 points, 6.3 assists on 45.3 percent shooting.
Apr 22 - 4:44 PM

Impending restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas said he would prefer to stay with the Kings.

Thomas was a breakout sensation following the December Greivis Vasquez trade. In 54 starts, IT2 averaged 21.2 points, 6.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 3-pointers and 1.2 steals while shooting a healthy 45.1 percent from the field. He left no doubt that he's a plus starter in the NBA despite being listed at 5'9/185. We'd expect the Kings to match any reasonable offers.
Apr 18 - 11:49 AM

Isaiah Thomas (quad) made a surprising return to action on Sunday, starting at PG and finishing with 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, three rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes.

Thomas had been targeting a return on Wednesday but he felt good during pre-game warmups and decided to suit up with the training staff's blessing. He looked great in the first quarter and the only real problem seemed to be his conditioning, so he should be fine for Wednesday's season finale.
Apr 14 - 12:03 AM

Updating a previous report, Isaiah Thomas (quad) will start Sunday's game in place of rookie Ray McCallum.

Thomas was originally ruled out, then listed as doubtful, then questionable, and now he's starting. He may not play a ton of minutes in his first game back after a long absence, but it's still good news for the Kings and anyone who held onto him despite his injury and the threat of him being shut down for the year.
Apr 13 - 9:04 PM

Isaiah Thomas (quad) will be 'active' for the Kings on Sunday, though it's uncertain whether he'll play.

Thomas feels good enough to suit up but coach Mike Malone may take the cautious route and bench him again, before starting him in Wednesday's finale. Most fantasy owners are probably riding Ray McCallum at this point, especially since IT2 wasn't expected to return this weekend, so this may throw a wrench in the works.
Apr 13 - 8:37 PM

Kings coach Mike Malone said that there's an "outside chance" Isaiah Thomas (quad) will return on Sunday.

Thomas wasn't expected to play this weekend and he's been targeting a Wednesday return, but it's encouraging that he'll at least try to warm up. If he doesn't play, rookie Ray McCallum will once again play all the minutes he can handle at PG.
Apr 13 - 7:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Darren Collison
3Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
3Jason Terry
4Jared Cunningham
SF1Rudy Gay
2Travis Outlaw
3Quincy Acy
PF1Carl Landry
2Reggie Evans
3Derrick Williams
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson