Wizards have no plans for major point guard reinforcements after Isaiah Thomas injury
Despite losing Isaiah Thomas to a left thumb injury which required surgery, the Washington Wizards do not have plans to bring in significant reinforcements, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb. The injury occurred during routine workouts on Monday. Thomas is expected to miss 6-8 weeks before returning to action.
The Wizards will start the season with Ish Smith as the team’s starting point guard.
Despite their current issues at point guard, the Wizards do not have plans to bring in significant reinforcements, according to a source. They did, though, recently add Chris Chiozza as a camp invite, NBC Sports Washington was told. He spent time with the Wizards and Rockets last season.
With the Detroit Pistons in 2018-19, Ish Smith averaged 8.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free-throw line in 56 games.
Nothing is set in stone, but the Wizards will likely start Smith, Bradley Beal, CJ Miles, Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant to begin the 2019-20 season.
Isaiah Thomas fell out of the Denver Nuggets’ playing rotation last season and didn’t play at all during the 2019 playoffs. The lefty averaged 8.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 12 regular season games while shooting 34.3 percent overall, 27.9 percent from the 3-point line and 63.0 percent from the charity stripe.