Isaiah Thomas could be close to finding a new team.
The Wizards are discussing signing the 30-year-old guard, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites an unidentified league source. The team sent Tomas Satoransky to the Bulls in a sign-and-trade Monday.
Wizards losing Satoransky, but are talking with veteran PG Isaiah Thomas and hoping there’s a fit there, per source.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) July 1, 2019
Thomas has been limited to just 44 total games over the last two seasons because of injuries. But, he said he believes he can return to All-Star form beginning in 2019-20.
"I'm going to get back to the level that I was playing at," Thomas told ESPN in a recent interview. "I'm excited to show what I can do again."
Thomas had hip surgery before signing a one-year, $2 million veteran's minimum deal with the Nuggets last July. He missed the team’s first 56 games before returning in mid-February.
Thomas, however, was in and out of the rotation for the rest of the season and he did not see the floor in any of Denver’s 14 playoff games.
“Denver allowed me to take really as much time as I needed, to get back to 100 percent health," Thomas said. "Obviously I wanted to play and I thought I could've contributed in the regular season and playoffs, but I understood (the team’s) decision and I think I contributed in other ways as a leader, as someone who was there to answer the questions of the younger guys. I stayed ready and prepared to play.”
Thomas made back-to-back All-Star teams and averaged 25.5 points per game over two seasons with the Celtics from 2015-17
The Wizards also agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with Ish Smith on Monday, according to a separate report from The Athletic.