Isaiah Thomas Says He’s Discussed A Comeback With Several Teams

Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas says he has talked to a few teams about a possible return to the NBA, tweets Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Thomas, who will turn 32 next month, has been out of the league since last February, when he was waived by the Clippers after they acquired him from the Wizards in a three-team trade. Thomas played 40 games for Washington last season, averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 41.3% from 3-point range.

He underwent hip surgery in May and declared that it relieved the “relentless” pain he had been living with.

Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game for the Celtics during 2016/17, but he hasn’t been the same since suffering a hip injury midway through that season. He has played for four teams over the past three years.

As his comeback attempt continues, Thomas will have new representation, Haynes adds. After parting ways with Excel Sports Management earlier this month, Thomas said he recently hired Bernie Lee of Quartexx Basketball.

Thomas had apparently been hoping to return to the Celtics, particularly with starting point guard Kemba Walker out of action, according to Matt Vautour of MassLive. Thomas recently responded to a Boston Globe article about the team’s need for more bench scoring by posting, “I could definitely help with that! Ima just keep workin though.” 

However, Vautour notes that the emergence of rookie guard Payton Pritchard has made that unlikely, and Thomas has since deleted the tweet.

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23 thoughts on “Isaiah Thomas Says He’s Discussed A Comeback With Several Teams

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    “Thomas played 40 games for Washington last season, averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 41.3% from 3-point range.”

    He did that in 23 mins a gm. That’s good for offense off the bench. If he says the surgery took away the pain, I believe him. He should be able to give instant offense off the bench. I would look into it, for sure. Clippers should be working him out tmrw lols.

    • DrSeuss69

      lol how does he help clippers..Lou/Beverly are better than Thomas and both are in trade talks

      • KnickerbockerAl

        Neither is a PG. Isiah is a real PG. And he’s here to help not to start. Trade talks for what. Lou is only anyone would take. Beverley a one way player making 14 mill with 2 yrs left. Who in their right mind takes him. Isiah cost them nothing.

        • Walladipo and Wood

          Beverley is one of the top 3 and D players in the NBA. Saying he’s a one-way player just because he doesn’t score a lot is ridiculous. He shoots 38% from 3-point range for his career, and even better than that with the Clippers. He’s basically a smaller version of PJ Tucker.

          • KnickerbockerAl

            Your Rockets love is endless. I doubt you understand what a PG does. A 3 and D player is a wing not your PG. I guess you missed the playoffs last yr and his wonderful play. I guess you think the Rockets had him he would of shut down AD and Bron. All you need to do is look at Denver series and you see his worth. A backup PG who can’t score get his shot or run an offense is not worth 14 mill. Clippers need a real PG you can always find a guard who plays D. Isiah healthy is much better for Clippers than Beverley. And he gets the minimum lol.

            • buttholesurfer69

              Dude you’re legit showing you know next to nothing about basketball

              Beverly is a legit rotation guy on a playoff team

              Isaiah has bounced to three teams (only one of which was a playoff team (CLE and they traded him!)) since Boston and been released by all three

              • KnickerbockerAl

                I have forgotten more ball than you will ever learn. And yeah you got it figured out. Tell us all how great a PG Beverley is for Clippers. And how great he was against Denver in playoffs. All that for 14 mill. You think this is a competition. It’s an observation on the PG status of a team. That’s had PG issues since last yrs playoffs. About a team that doesn’t have many options. But signing a FA guard seems like an easy one. That somehow your brain can’t compute. You need more server space lol. You don’t want me

                • buttholesurfer69

                  Guy, I mean this is in the kindest way but — you’re a joke. Writing poorly worded, rambling essays on a game you’ve yet to remotely comprehend.

                  Yes the LAC have PG problems. Isaiah is FAR from the answer – at best he’s a poor man’s Lou Will.

                  You may not know this – but Lou Will already plays for LAC.

                  Beverly’s on ball D and 3FG% adds legitimate value, even if not as a traditional PG. If you’ve paid even a MODICUM of attn to the game the last 3 years you’d know Isaiah is washed. It’s sad but true. Only casual fans think otherwise.

                  Instead, you mindlessly confused typing unbroken paragraphs for sage knowledge. I doubt you’re even a true Knicks fan tbh.

  2. Marty McRae

    I bet GSW is one of those teams, he always speaks so highly of Steph, as one should.

  3. Simmons>Russ

    GSW would make some sense, maybe Memphis as a back up behind Ja Morant

  4. DarkSide830

    not to nitpick, but if he’s only really been out a year and isnt that old is it really a “comeback?”

  5. davethemailman

    Good luck to Isaiah Thomas. He had a good attitude the season he played for the Lakers, and he’s sure had some terrible injury luck. I wish him well!

  6. timothylee

    I would love to see Isaiah Thomas go to the knicks and mentor immanuel quickly.

  7. Would love to see Isaiah Thomas back in the NBA. He was a very exciting player to watch before his injury derail his Career.

  8. x%sure

    IT attracted little interest outside DC when he started 37 games for the Wizards. They dropped him after a PER of of 12— not enough effect to make for the bad defense.
    But how nice he feels better, after surgery a couple years too late. Gilbert and let him get away with avoiding it, maybe Ainge too.

  9. Little_Dunker_45

    Weird this is being reported again. Wasn’t this the basis of firing his management originally?

    Maybe Chris Hanes gets his scoops by scrolling through Hoopsrumors archives, no doubt looking for comments by Lil D to educate him And brighten his day

  10. KnickerbockerAl

    Isiah healthy can help a team that needs PG depth and scoring. At vets minimum that’s a great find. I can think of a few teams he can help. Only 32 lols

  11. stevep-4

    Man he is like 55 years old. I think he might be too slow for today’s NBA, hall of famer or not.

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