Hornets Likely To Re-Sign Isaiah Thomas After 10-Day Expires

Isaiah Thomas may have finally found a home in the NBA this season. His second 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets expires in one day, but there's little doubt that he's made his mark in the Queen City. 

There's a ton of buzz in the Hornets' nest about the play of the 5'9" sparkplug. As reported by NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Hornets are "undeniably pleased" with Thomas' contributions. In 6 games, he's averaged 9 points and 2.2 assists in just 13 minutes off the bench, while shooting a blistering 45.5% from beyond the arc. 

Teams are only allowed to sign the same player to two standard 10-day contracts, then must either sign the player for the rest of the season, or let him go. 

With 4 straight wins, and Thomas thus far being an ideal fit both on and off the court, it's pretty clear what the decision should be.

As noted by Shams Charania, "the young, talented Hornets have relied upon Thomas for a leadership role, being a player who’s seen it all and been in every circumstance over his 11 NBA seasons."

Thomas is a former two-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics, but a string of serious injuries have derailed his career. He had two other 10-day tryouts this season, with the Los Angeles Lakers and then the Dallas Mavericks, but he wasn't re-signed by either team.

Last month, he averaged over 41 points per game in a three-game trial in the G League, and the Hornets made the right decision in scooping him up.

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