Isaiah Thomas Signs — One Step Away From NBA Return

Giving himself yet another shot at an NBA return, league-wide fan favorite Isaiah Thomas is now just one step away from the Association once again, as he's signed a deal with the Utah Jazz's G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.

As insider Shams Charania put it, Thomas is once again "in pursuit of NBA return for the stretch run," and could make himself another veteran guard option for teams if he performs well in the G League.

The former two-time All-Star and MVP candidate with the Boston Celtics, Thomas last played in the NBA in the 2021-22 season for the Charlotte Hornets, when he averaged 8.3 points off the bench on 39.7% from the three-point line, and added veteran leadership to a young team that needed it. 

Serious hip issues that continued to deteriorate after the 2018 season derailed the career of the exciting 5'9" point guard, and he's bounced around with short stints in the NBA ever since. 

In the 2016-17 season, Thomas finished fifth in MVP balloting, when he averaged 28.9 points for Boston with 5.9 assists. 

Hopefully, he'll be able to win himself another shot in the Association before the season is out. 

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