Suns Sign Former Celtics Guard Isaiah Thomas to 10-Day Contract

‣ The Phoenix Suns are signing Isaiah Thomas to a 10-day contract, marking his return to the NBA since 2022 after a stint in the NBA G League where he averaged 32.5 points per game with the Salt Lake City Stars.
‣ Isaiah Thomas has had a varied and impactful career, including a career-high average of 28.9 points per game with the Boston Celtics in the 2016-17 season, and has played for multiple teams across the league.
‣ The signing of Isaiah Thomas by the Suns is seen as a strategic move to provide insurance against injuries, especially considering the missed games by key players such as Devin Booker and Bradley Beal, as the Suns aim to strengthen their position in the Western Conference standings.


The Phoenix Suns dropped a bit of a bombshell on Wednesday. They’re bringing Isaiah Thomas back into the fold with a 10-day contract. Now, Thomas is no spring chicken at 35 and hasn’t dribbled in the NBA since 2022. But, he’s been keeping busy, playing four games with the Salt Lake City Stars in the G League.

His stats? Pretty impressive for a guy his age. Thomas has been racking up an average of 32.5 points, alongside 3.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Not to mention, his shooting percentages are nothing to scoff at—40.7% from the field and a solid 44.6% from beyond the arc.

So, where do the Suns stand with all this? Well, according to a couple of NBA betting sites, they’re not exactly the favorites to win the championship. The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers are getting better odds. But hey, never say never, right?

Oh, and there’s this tweet that’s been making rounds: “The smile is back.” It’s got a picture of Isaiah Thomas in Suns gear. Seems like he’s pretty stoked to be back.

Over his career, Thomas has played 550 NBA games, starting in 362 of them. His averages? Not too shabby—17.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. And let’s not forget his shooting—43.4% from the floor and 36.2% from deep.

Drafted 60th overall by the Sacramento Kings back in 2011, Thomas has had quite the journey. From the University of Washington to the bright lights of the NBA, he’s always been a fighter. And did I mention he was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection in college?

Remember his time with the Phoenix Suns back in the 2014-15 season? Or that magical 2016-17 season with the Boston Celtics where he averaged a career-high 28.9 points per game? Yeah, those were the days.

But it’s not all been smooth sailing. Injuries have been a constant battle for Thomas. Yet, he’s bounced around the league, playing for teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, and even the Charlotte Hornets.

Now, with the Suns needing some backup due to injuries—Devin Booker and Bradley Beal have missed a fair share of games—Thomas’s signing seems like a smart move. It’s all hands on deck as they gear up for Wednesday night’s clash against the Philadelphia 76ers. Phoenix is right in the thick of it, jockeying for position in the Western Conference standings.

So, here’s to hoping Thomas can bring a bit of that old magic back to the court. Maybe, just maybe, the Suns have found their lucky charm.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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