Isaiah Thomas to reportedly signal 10-day contract with the Pelicans
Isaiah Thomas has reportedly signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans and will swimsuit up on Sunday in opposition to the Rockets.
Free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas intends to signal a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, in line with Shams Charania of The Athletic and Andrew Lopez of ESPN.
Isaiah Thomas, 32, final performed on Feb. 3, 2020, as a member of the Washington Wizards. The veteran guard was traded three days later to the LA Clippers, who then waived him.
Sources: Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas plans to signal a 10-day take care of New Orleans.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 2, 2021
Isaiah Thomas performed for Team USA
Isaiah Thomas suited up for a pair of FIBA AmeriCup qualifying video games for USA Basketball in February, recording a team-high 14.0 factors and a couple of.5 assists per recreation, whereas capturing 43.5% from the sphere and 50.0% from lengthy vary.
The two-time All-Star is eligible to make his Pelicans debut on Sunday in opposition to the Houston Rockets, in line with Charania. The guard place in New Orleans is comprised of Lonzo Ball, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kira Lewis Jr., Eric Bledsoe, and Josh Hart.
In 9 profession seasons, Thomas has averaged 18.1 factors and 5 assists per recreation.
The two-time All-Star is suiting up with USA Basketball for a pair of FIBA AmeriCup qualifying video games in San Juan, Puerto Rico — and Thomas expects NBA groups to be watching.
“My ultimate goal is to play in the NBA as soon as possible,” Thomas, 32, advised The Associated Press. “This allows me to compete against other professionals, represent my country at the same time — which is an honor and a privilege — and ultimately show NBA teams that I’m back to myself and I’m 100% healthy. That’s why I chose to come here. When Team USA brought it to me, it was a no-brainer.”
The video games technically don’t imply a lot to the U.S.; the Americans have already got certified for the AmeriCup event that may happen in September 2022. But to Thomas, the matchups in opposition to the Bahamas on Friday and Mexico on Saturday imply a lot.