Isaiah Thomas Expecting To Get NBA Call "Soon"

There may only be a month left in the regular season, but former All-Star Isaiah Thomas feels that he still might get a shot with an NBA team before the year is out.

The former two-time Boston Celtics All-Star, who once averaged 28.9 points in a season, is staying ready, and working out every day, according to Steve Bulpett of Heavy Sports

"Hopefully something coming on my phone soon,” Thomas said“I’ve been talking to two teams the last couple of weeks,” Thomas reports. “Hopefully they make a decision by the end of this week or early next week. But I’ve been in contact with teams monthly.

“So that’s the thing with me, like, I know it’s close; I just have to find the team that really wants me to be on board and me to help in any situation possible. My agency and my representatives are just trying to figure it out. Obviously there’s a lot of overseas interest, but that’s just not even on my mind right now, so I don’t even want to dip into that. My ultimate goal is to have an NBA jersey. That’s all I want.”

“But you know me, I’m just taking care of the family and staying in the gym. I’m just staying ready, staying as positive as I can during this situation. Obviously, I still want to play in the NBA, so I’m going to work for that until I can’t.”

He hasn't had an NBA job for nearly a year now, after spending 17 games with the Charlotte Hornets to finish last season. He showed well for the Bugs, averaging 8.3 points in 12.9 minutes per game, shooting a strong 39.7% from long distance, and providing solid leadership.

But still, no one has come calling this season. 

Now 34, the 5'9" dynamo was an All-Star with the Boston Celtics in 2015-16 and '16-17, while averaging 24.7 points and 6 assists with the C's over those two seasons. Unfortunately, a devastating hip injury in the 2017 playoffs derailed his career from that point on. He's seen time with 7 other teams since then.