Before this piece went up, reports came down indicating that Isaiah Thomas had signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Because it’s only a 10-day, we’ll keep him on the list… for now. For his sake, ideally, he’d still be in the NBA by the time Big3 season rolls around.
Thomas was one of the NBA’s leading scorers five seasons ago when he memorably averaged 28.7 points per game with the Boston Celtics, leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals, then being subsequently moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the famous Kyrie Irving deal. Most recently, in the NBA, he logged 40 appearances with the 2019-20 Washington Wizards, 37 of which were starts, though he only averaged 23.7 minutes per contest. He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers mid-season and waived before playing a game in L.A.
More recently than even that, Thomas played alongside Johnson representing Team USA in the FIBA AmericCup 2022 qualifiers, which were played several weeks ago.
If you’re a real one and remember State of Nate, you know that Big3-alum Nate Robinson and Thomas are tight…
… so it would be cool to see them as teammates in the Big3 if his NBA venture doesn’t work out in New Orleans.