Sacramento Kings jerseys point guard cheap Isaiah Thomas jersey has reportedly signed an offer sheet with the Suns, and the talented 25 year old will move to Phoenix in a sign and trade deal with the Sacramento Kings jerseys, the Suns announced on Saturday:
The Phoenix Suns jerseys completed a sign and trade deal with the Sacramento Kings jerseys that will send guard cheap Isaiah Thomas jersey to Phoenix in exchange for the rights to forward Alex Oriakhi, the club announced today.
“We welcome cheap Isaiah Thomas jersey,” said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “His addition to our backcourt makes it one of the deepest and most dynamic in the league. We have enjoyed getting to know him during his visit to Phoenix this week. He will quickly become a fan favorite.”
“Isaiah is one of the most dynamic scorers and playmakers in the NBA,” said General Manager Ryan McDonough. “I have always admired his competitive spirit and his love for the game. He was the very last player taken in the 2011 NBA draft, and just finished up a three year deal worth a little over $2.1 million.
Over those three seasons, Thomas outperformed his small contract by a considerable margin. He was especially dominant this past season, breaking out for 20.3 points, 6.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field.
At just 5’9″, size has yet to be a factor for Thomas. This past season, he scored a career high 38 points twice within five days against two top tier teams in the Oklahoma City Thunder jerseys and Indiana Pacers jerseys. A couple of months later, he recorded his first career triple double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against the Washington Wizards jerseys.
Before signing his offer sheet with and subsequently getting dealt to the Suns, Thomas claimed that he was excited to be a free agent, according to Aaron Fischman from Cowbell Kingdom, but that he would like to stay in Sacramento:
Yeah. I mean I’ve never really had it, so I’m looking forward to [free agency]. To just go into it with an open mind, do whatever’s best for myself and my family.
I would love to stay. I don’t like change of scenery. I don’t like change, so I would love to stay. I’ve been here for three years, and it would be great to be here for a while. You never know what will happen.
The cheap jerseys Kings aren’t left with much at the point guard position after Thomas’ departure. Without him, Ray McCallum would likely be the starting PG. As a backup, McCallum struggled, shooting just 37.7 percent from the floor with 6.2 points, 2.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.
With Thomas in line for a big payday, Sacramento was in a tough financial position, so retaining him was always going to be tough. According to HoopsHype, the Kings already have over $68 million invested in players, with cheap Rudy Gay jersey and cheap DeMarcus Cousins jersey making more than $33 million combined.
It will be interesting to see how Thomas fits with the Suns and their offensive scheme, especially with the future of cheap Eric Bledsoe jersey yet to be sorted out.
Thomas’ arrival could mean the end of Bledsoe, who’s a restricted free agent, in Phoenix. He and cheap Goran Dragic jersey forged a fruitful partnership in the backcourt last year, so throwing in Thomas muddies the waters at bit.
Wojnarowski sees him as a possible sixth man at the moment:
Thomas has improved as a floor general and distributor of the ball, but he’s still more of a shoot first point guard, taking 15.2 shots per game this past season.
If he can effectively run the Phoenix offense while still continuing to be an efficient and explosive scorer, the Suns will be getting more than enough bang for their buck.