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Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas’ trainer knows opportunity with Washington is ‘big’ for Thomas

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Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas’ trainer, Andre Brown, knows next season is a “big” one for Thomas.

Thomas has a chance to revive his NBA career since he’s going to be getting a lot of minutes with the Wizards. Washington will either start Thomas or have him be the backup point guard to Ish Smith. Wizards All-Star guard John Wall is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles injury.

“This opportunity is going to be big for him, to shock the world,” Brown told NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes. “I just want everyone to pay attention and open [their] eyes and know that it’s time.

“I’ve seen him be able to do more things as far as taking off and being able to run and feel comfortable. Now he’s able to get to all of his spots on the floor and elevate to where his shot needs to be. It’s a fluid motion. Once Isaiah gets to his spots, he’s tough.”

Isaiah Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17 and was in the MVP conversation. Unfortunately, Thomas suffered a serious hip injury and hasn’t been able to recapture his superstar form.

Thomas struggled with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017-18 campaign. He signed with the Denver Nuggets last offseason, but fell out of the Nuggets’ playing rotation and didn’t play at all in the 2019 postseason.

With the Wizards, Thomas will have the ball in his hands a good amount, especially if head coach Scott Brooks brings him off the bench. Let’s see if Thomas can get back to his All-Star form with the Wizards. It would be a great story if he did.