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Isaiah Thomas | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Washington
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Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.
The news of Thomas' surgery comes as a bit of a surprise, but the team fully expects him to be ready for training camp. His playing time is going to take a hit if Eric Bledsoe sticks around, but he has been productive in lower-minute roles in the past so don't completely write him off. Aug 14 - 2:59 PM

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Isaiah Thomas scored 47 points in a Pro-Am event at a Seattle YMCA on Monday.

He shot 17-of-28 from the field with seven 3-pointers in the game, and this was his second Pro Am game with 47 points. Thomas is likely looking at a bench role with the Suns next season, but has shown the ability to be productive with lower minutes. Whether or not he can be a difference-maker will come down to Eric Bledsoe's status with the team, which should be figured out soon.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 12 - 9:00 PM

Isaiah Thomas said he wants to "kill" Sacramento on the court when he plays them in the future.

"I tell everybody I love Sacramento, I always will love Sacramento, but when we play them I'm going to kill Sacramento," Thomas said. It's three weeks later and it still doesn't make sense that the Kings didn't bring Thomas back. The Kings and Suns are in the same division, so we should get four games of seeing the point guard get some revenge.
Aug 2 - 9:31 AM

Isaiah Thomas said the Kings signing Darren Collison to a deal while he was a restricted free agent was "disrespectful."

"When they did that, I knew I wasn't coming back," Thomas said. "Going into my fourth year, I felt like I kind of proved myself to be a starter, especially on the Sacramento Kings and like I told them, coach Malone, who was one of my biggest fans and the best coaches that I have had in my three years in the NBA, I told him if you bring somebody in better than me I'm just going to compete." He added the biggest thing wrong with the Kings was trust, which makes sense considering they were last in the NBA in assists per game. Thomas was terrific at running the offense for the Kings and it's one of the more odd stories to see him wind up in Phoenix. His fantasy value hinges on what the Suns wind up doing with Eric Bledsoe.
Aug 1 - 10:39 AM

Isaiah Thomas told media during Monday's introductory press conference that he decided to sign with Phoenix because they made him "feel wanted."

"I wanted to feel wanted. They brought me in and liked me for being me," said Thomas. "They want me and I want to be here." That's probably a very nice feeling for Thomas after spending the past three seasons with an organization that never really wanted him. Thomas will bring a potent scoring punch to the second unit in Phoenix, or he could become a starter if restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe leaves via free agency. Either way, Thomas should be able to provide solid value with whatever role he holds in Phoenix’s high-octane offense.
Jul 21 - 3:32 PM

Newly signed Phoenix guard Isaiah Thomas put up 47 points at the annual Pro-Am in Seattle.

The numbers NBA stars put up at these games are largely meaningless as no one really plays tough defense, but 47 points is still 47 points. Click the link below if you'd like to see some of IT2's impressive highlights from his Pro-Am debut.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 21 - 2:59 PM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough spoke highly of Isaiah Thomas in a recent interview.

"We think Isaiah was one of the most efficient scorers in the league last year," McDonough said. "We feel like the strength of our team is the backcourt. We feel like this move has made us even stronger in the backcourt. We were very good when Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe were on the court, and we think Isaiah Thomas is that caliber of player where if you can have one or two of those guys on the court at all times, you really don't have any dropoff scoring-wise. You always have multiple weapons. You have guys who can run pick-and-rolls from either side of the floor and can push the floor in transition." Despite the plethora of point guards in Phoenix, Thomas shouldn't struggle with getting minutes, and he could have solid value in the sixth man role.
Jul 13 - 12:18 PM

The Sun and Kings are reportedly finalizing a sign-and-trade deal sending Isaiah Thomas to Phoenix.

The deal is reportedly for four-years and $27 million. The Kings will receive an approximately $7 million trade exception, and the draft rights to Alex Oriakhi. Sacramento management has never been too high on Thomas often citing his size and ignoring his statistical output. Regardless, Thomas has landed himself in a pretty nice situation in Phoenix's up-tempo system, and he figures to be the team's sixth man. It's not immediately clear what this means for Eric Bledsoe, but the Suns still have enough cap space to retain him.
Jul 11 - 6:30 PM

Restricted FA Isaiah Thomas said that he'd prefer to join the Lakers, Mavericks or Suns, but he's also been contacted by the Heat and Pistons.

"I don’t know if [the Kings] really want me like other teams do," said Thomas. "I know that [my] being 5'9" scares a lot of people, because that’s not the prototypical starting point guard in the NBA ... I’m going to show teams and show people that I am a legitimate starting point guard." He posted top-25 fantasy value in big minutes as a starter last season, ranking as the seventh most valuable point guard on a cumulative basis.
Source: Slam Online
Jul 11 - 12:04 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Archie Goodwin
SG1Eric Bledsoe
SF1Gerald Green
2P.J. Tucker
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown
4Vyacheslav Kravtsov