There are very few players in the NBA who truly deserve another chance more than Isaiah Thomas.
The story of Isaiah Thomas is one of magnificent triumphs as well as heartbreaking lows.
At one point in time, Thomas was in the MVP conversation and was considered one of the best point guards in the NBA.
A series of injuries, the devastating loss of his sister Chyna and the utter betrayal by the Boston Celtics have stripped away at the diminutive point guard.
According to reports, it seems like Thomas might finally have overcome his injury bug and is now ready to get back to his best.
If you are going to sign someone who will potentially play garbage minutes at the point guard position, why not sign someone who, if healthy, has the potential to get back to a really high level of play.
You know what you have in Quinn Cook. Dependable 3-point shooter, a good locker room guy, and a solid rotational piece. That is a fine route for the Lakers to take, but why not swing for the fences on a hungry, passionate and healthy Isaiah Thomas who might just turn this bench that is already stacked into the best bench in the entire NBA.
Even in his last stop with the Washington Wizards Isaiah Thomas was still contributing at a really productive level with 12.2PPG and 3.7APG in 23.1MPG. Not to mention he shot 41.3% from the 3-point line on 6 attempts per game.
Yes, there are definite concerns about his health. Yes, he is only 5″9 and yes he and LeBron didn’t see eye to eye (Pun intended) in Cleveland.
That was a different Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas’s powers had been robbed from him due to numerous injuries. After Kyrie was traded to Boston, LeBron was expecting MVP caliber, Isaiah Thomas. That player had been stripped away due to injuries and a shell of MVP IT was left in his place.
This time around Thomas just wants a chance to prove he can be of use to an NBA.
Isaiah Thomas absolutely deserves to have a roster spot in the National Basketball Association.