Isaiah Thomas is Returning to the NBA on a 10-Day Contract With the Suns

Isaiah Thomas with the Lakers in 2018
Isaiah Thomas with the Lakers in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9459543z)

Veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas is returning to the NBA after two years of absence. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Thomas plans to sign a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns.

Thomas has recently been playing with Salt Lake City in the NBA G League. He appeared in four games, averaging 32.5 points and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 44.6 from behind the 3-point line.

The 10-day contract with the Suns marks Thomas’ reunion with the franchise. He played 46 games with Phoenix in 2014-15.

Thomas, who is a two-time All-Star, last played in the NBA during the 2021-22 season, when he suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Charlotte Hornets. He averaged 8.4 points and 1.5 assists in 22 games.

The major reason why Thomas was out of the league for so long is the hip injury that he has dealt with since 2017. The injury limited his production while causing him to spend extended periods on the sidelines. However, it appears that the health issues are now a thing of the past for Thomas.

“Whether it was ups or downs, I’m back playing basketball. I’m back healthy. It’s just a super cool feeling because I never thought I would be able to play with no pain no more,” said Thomas in a recent chat with The Athletic.