Isaiah Thomas is one of the NBA’s most beloved players from the past few years.
Due to a serious of unfortunate injuries, his pro career has taken something of a sad turn — but he appears on the verge of a comeback.
How much of a return to form he will ultimately be able to make remains to be seen.
At the moment, two serious suitors seem to exist for Thomas.
The first is the Golden State Warriors.
According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s Undefeated, the “Warriors are working out free agent guards Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley & ex-Warrior Quinn Cook among others this week.” The goal appears to be to “sign a big man [and two] guards for camp.”
Thomas, for his part, seems excited by the prospect of joining Golden State. He told Spears that he is “fully healthy now and can do everything I used to do and more.” Apparently he is even dunking again.
The other option for Thomas seems to be the Dallas Mavericks. The team worked out him, Monta Ellis and Lance Stephenson just a few weeks ago – suggesting some level of interest.
Possible comeback for these guys? pic.twitter.com/mr6ZLLD7Ib
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 2, 2021
Thomas last played for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2020-21. He was featured in just three games, putting up 7.7 points in 16 minutes of action per outing.
The 32-year-old’s best year as a pro famously came in 2016-17, when he averaged 28.9 points for the Boston Celtics en route to an All-Star bid.
After an injury, the Celtics cut ties with him – costing him $100+ million and forever tarnishing the franchise’s reputation among some of the league’s better known players.
That’s one way to do it. https://t.co/QbFS5uYpUn
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 20, 2021
Thomas has previously been linked to three other teams as a potential late-free agency pick-up, but thus far nothing has materialized on that front.
One way or another, a final decision from the Warriors and Mavericks should come in the next few weeks.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.