Isaiah Thomas “In Communication” With Several Teams about Return to NBA

Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots a lay up against Western Conference center Marc Gasol (33). Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (8413777cd)

Veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas still hasn’t given up on playing in the NBA again. Thomas recently told Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes that he is “in communication” with multiple teams and looking to get back on the court.

Thomas last played with the Washington Wizards early in the 2019-20 NBA season. He was traded to the LA Clippers in February and was then waived shortly after. The 32-year-old guard failed to find a new team and decided to undergo hip surgery in hopes that he would be injury-free in 2020-21.

Thomas made 37 starts last season with the Wizards, averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

While the injuries and inconsistency tarnished Isaiah Thomas’ reputation in recent years, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he landed a roster spot in the near future. Plenty of teams around the NBA are in need of quality depth due to the coronavirus and injuries, and Thomas might be a valuable bench piece for most of them.

Thomas had his best performances in a Boston Celtics jersey, making two All-Star appearances with the franchise. He was especially productive during 2016–17 when he was an MVP candidate and averaged 28.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.