Wizards sign Isaiah Thomas to one-year contract
The Washington Wizards have signed point guard Isaiah Thomas to a one-year contract worth the veteran minimum, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Prior to signing with Washington, Thomas most notably played for the Boston Celtics, where he blossomed into a well-developed point guard and would eventually lead his team to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The 30-year-old guard recorded 8.1 PPG, 1.9 APG, and 1.1 TRPG in just 12 games played with the Denver Nuggets last season. In those 12 games, Thomas would not start in any of them. In the last two seasons, the veteran guard has only played 29 games, while just starting one contest in the 2017-2018 season.
The missed games and rare starts are due to hip injuries that have sidelined him for the majority of the past two seasons. In fact, Thomas had arthroscopic hip surgery completed during the 2017-2018 season, during his short stint with the Lakers.
The Thomas-led Celtics defeated the Wizards in seven games in the Eastern Conference semi-finals in the 2016-2017 NBA season, and he would record a career-high 53 points in Game 2, which would propel Boston to a 129-119 victory at home.
In my opinion, this was a low-risk, high-reward signing, as the Wizards were in need of a point guard due to the departure of Tomas Satoransky.
Welcome to Washington, Isaiah!