The Wizards have signed point guard Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal.
After losing out on re-signing Tomas Satoransky and signing Ish Smith, the Wizards were still looking to upgrade the point guard position while John Wall continues to recover from two heel surgeries.
Thomas, 30, had his breakout season with the Celtics during the 2015-2016 season when he averaged 22.2 points per game and followed that up 28.9 points per game the following season.
Most known for being the centerpiece in the Kyrie Irving trade, Thomas never was deemed fully healthy and never made the recovery to full form during his time with the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers then traded him to the Lakers at the trade deadline during the 2017-2018 season. Since then, Thomas suited up for the Nuggets this past season and lost his spot in the rotation due to poor play.
Since staring the Celtics in 2018, Thomas has played in 44 games scoring only 13.3 points per game on a 36.7% clip.
Going from Satoranksy to Smith and potentially Tomas this seems like a scheme change in the making for the Wizards as Sato was more of a playmaker than a shoot-first point guard. It’s an understandable change as Washington now has a need for shot creation as Wall recovers from surgery.