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Isaiah Thomas Returns: Phoenix Suns Sign Former All-Star to 10-Day Contract

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Veteran guard Isaiah Thomas has signed a 10-day deal with the Phoenix Suns, giving them another recognizable face to strengthen their backcourt. This addition adds experience and scoring potential to a squad looking to secure a postseason spot while also bringing back a former Sun.

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Phoenix Suns Sign Isaiah Thomas: A Calculated Gamble for Backcourt Depth

Isaiah Thomas, standing at just 5 feet 9 inches, has had a rollercoaster career. From being the last pick in the 2011 NBA draft to becoming an All-Star, his journey has been nothing short of remarkable. After spending 11 seasons with various teams, Thomas found himself out of the league for nearly two years. However, his desire to play the game never waned.

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Thomas recently had a brief stint in the NBA G League with the Salt Lake City Stars, the Utah Jazz’s affiliate. In just four games, he showcased his scoring prowess, averaging an impressive 33 points per game with a sharp 45 per cent shooting from beyond the arc. It’s clear that Thomas still has the offensive firepower to make an impact.

The Suns, currently a strong contender in the Western Conference, are taking a calculated risk by signing Thomas to a 10-day contract. His role will likely be that of a backup point guard behind star player Devin Booker. With Eric Gordon also coming off the bench, Thomas provides much-needed depth in the point guard position.

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Phoenix Suns Sign Isaiah Thomas: Can He Rekindle His Scoring Magic in the Desert?

Isaiah Thomas last played in the NBA during the 2021-22 season. His path included stops with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Charlotte Hornets. Although injuries hampered his production, Thomas remains a fan favourite for his scoring ability and tenacity.

Thomas enjoyed his greatest success during his time with the Boston Celtics. In the 2016-17 season, he averaged a career-high 28.9 points per game, earning All-NBA Second Team honours. His scoring prowess and clutch performances made him a beloved figure in Boston.

As Thomas dons the Suns jersey once again, fans will be curious to see if he can recapture his magic. While he may not reach All-Star status again, his experience and scoring ability could prove invaluable during the Suns’ playoff push.

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