Isaiah Thomas hoping to show people he can ‘still play at a high level’
With the Washington Wizards, point guard Isaiah Thomas is hoping to show people he can “still play at a high level.”
Thomas is looking to revive his NBA career with the Wizards. He struggled with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017-18 season and fell out of the Denver Nuggets’ playing rotation last season. IT hasn’t been the same superstar player since suffering that hip injury with the Boston Celtics in 2017.
Thomas, though, has a great opportunity with the Wizards. He’s going to either be the starting or back up point guard since All-Star John Wall is expected to miss the entire season recovering from his Achilles injury.
“These last two years have been tough. But I always say that it can’t storm forever,” Thomas told NBC Sports Washington. “So, at some point things gotta open up. Hopefully with this big opportunity with the Wizards, I can show people that I can still play at a high level.”
Isaiah Thomas averaged 8.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 12 regular season games with the Nuggets last season while shooting 34.3 percent overall, 27.9 percent from the 3-point line and 63.0 percent from the charity stripe.
IT will battle Ish Smith in training camp for the Wizards’ starting point guard spot.