Just over a year and a half ago, point guard Isaiah Thomas took the National Basketball Association by storm with his diminutive size and rare ability to score the basketball at will. During the 2016-2017 playoffs, Thomas was one of the most popular players as he played through the death of his sister and continued to average 23.3 points per game and 6.7 assists a contest for the Boston Celtics.
That feel good story turned into somewhat of an afterthought, as Thomas was shipped out during the summer of 2017 in a deal to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which featured current Boston Celtics’ guard Kyrie Irving. Since then, Thomas has had a bit of a rough go in finding himself latching onto another club, as he’s made stops with the Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers and now finds himself in NBA free agency once again.
Rumors around the Association have started up about a potential marriage between Thomas and the Orlando Magic, whom are currently in the market for a starting point guard. Now Thomas may not be exactly the player he was during his time with the Celtics, but any semblance of that player would be a huge upgrade for Orlando, who badly needs a playmaker at the point guard position.
With the resigning of Aaron Gordon and the addition of first round draft pick Mo Bamba, the Magic are an interesting team to watch out for this upcoming 2018-2019 campaign. Also throw in the hiring of Steve Clifford over the off-season, throws in the notion that Orlando is looking to make immediate progress towards winning now.
Of course this signing wouldn’t be the earthquake-type of addition like the recent announcements of LeBron James to the Lakers or DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Golden State Warriors, but Isaiah Thomas to Orlando would at the end of the day make sense for both sides and could vault the Magic into the playoff picture in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.