Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas wants a permanent home
At this point, it’s safe to say that Isaiah Thomas has settled in quite nicely with the Washington Wizards. Now, the 5-foot-9 point guard is already thinking about his long-term future.
While the 30-year-old veteran did not directly say that he wants to stay in Washington for the long haul, Thomas did imply that his mindset is now focused on staying put for the next few years:
“I want to be somewhere I can be three or four years,” he said, via Fred Katz of The Athletic. “I was in Sacramento for three years. I was in Boston for three years. Even though that’s not a long time, I was comfortable there. My family was able to build relationships with people around the organization, people around the city. It just made things easier. So, what I am looking for — obviously, I want to get paid the most I possibly can, because I feel like I deserve that, but I also want to be able to be somewhere for a while.”
Thomas is currently on a one-year minimum deal with the Wizards, and he is stating his claim for a long-term extension with the team. For his part, the two-time All-Star has been quite a revelation for Washington early in the season, with Thomas currently averaging 13.2 points (on 42.9 percent shooting), 2.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists while also connecting on 2.0 3-pointers per game.
There’s no denying that the sample size is extremely small at this point, but Thomas is building his case for a long-term future in the nation’s capital, or potentially somewhere else as a starter when John Wall returns.