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Isaiah Thomas could make Wizards debut on Saturday vs. Spurs

Isaiah Thomas, Wizards

Isaiah Thomas could make his debut for the Washington Wizards in Saturday night’s road game against the San Antonio Spurs, according to a report from Candace Buckner of Post Sports.

Thomas has been dealing with a thumb ailment through camp and the early phases of this season. Initial reports indicated that he might be out of commission until November. However, he’s been able to take part in recent practice sessions, and it sounds like he’s nearly ready to go:

Thomas has played for several NBA teams over the course of his career, including the Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets. The former Washington Husky signed a one-year deal with the Wizards on July 10.

In his 12 appearances with the Nuggets last season, Thomas racked up averages of 8.1 points on 34.3 percent shooting from the field (27.9 percent from beyond the arc), 1.9 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per outing.

It’s not clear how big of a role Thomas will have with the Wizards this season, but they are a team that could use some help at point guard right now. John Wall is expected to miss the 2019-20 season as he rehabs from a torn Achilles.

Saturday night’s Wizards-Spurs game is set to tip inside the AT&T Center at 8:30 p.m. ET.