Video: Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas works on scoring with right hand as he recovers from left thumb surgery
Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas can’t use his left hand at the moment, but the lefty won’t use that as an excuse not to work on his game.
Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb in September after injuring it in practice. The new Wizards guard was seen working on his off-hand game at practice on Tuesday, however.
Thomas is a basketball junkie and loves the game, so he’s going to use this time to improve some aspect of his game.
Isaiah Thomas can’t use his left hand due to his left thumb surgery, so today he’s working on scoring with his right. pic.twitter.com/xFVfbTjKVP
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) October 8, 2019
Isaiah 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 year.
Thomas hasn’t been the same superstar player since suffering that hip injury with the Boston Celtics in 2017. He was supposed to battle Ish Smith in training camp for the Wizards’ starting point guard spot, but this injury all but locks up the job for Smith.
Thomas averaged 8.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 12 regular season games with the Nuggets last season, all while shooting 34.3 percent overall and 63.0 percent from the charity stripe.
A two-time All-Star, Thomas has career averages of 18.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 485 games.