• Thomas is waiting for NBA call
  • Thomas needs to reconsider playing internationally
  • Thomas will find it difficult to play with his small size

Isaiah Thomas remains confident that he can still hook up with an NBA team moving forward. But the next question there is when? Assuming the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season resumes, he holds low chances of getting called up. Even before the NBA suspended the season, most teams have pretty much gotten the players they need for the playoffs.

Thomas found himself in search fofa team after the Los Angeles Clippers waived him. As mentioned in a previous post, the fact that the Clips were looking for a point guard was a bit puzzling. Los Angeles took in Reggie Jackson instead. The same case holds true for the Los Angeles Lakers. They too were opening spots to add a point guard. In the end, they opted to take in shooters and delegate playmaking duties to LeBron James.

The Boston Celtics would have made sense as well but team president Danny Ainge hardly found the need to add someone to the roster. He would be open to adding one, provided he was a strong and big guy that could help their campaign. And from that alone, size seems to be the problem for the 5-foot-9 guard.

Regardless, this has not discouraged Thomas who believes he will still get a chance to play NBA ball. He believes that his showing with the Washington Wizards is enough to prove that he can still ball in the pro league. For now, his best chances may be in free agency where other players will be looking to hook up with an NBA ballclub.

“Why wouldn’t I get another (NBA) shot though?” Thomas said. “I started 40 games this season (and) got thrown in a trade to make it work to a team that didn’t want me. Nothing more, nothing less. All you need is ONE team to want you. I’ll get back to it real soon,” Thomas said via his Twitter account.

An option for Thomas would be to play overseas but it appears he is not to coy to the idea. Most players have found success outside the NBA, including Stephon Marbury who is now one of the hailed players ever to play in Chinese soil.

With the game evolving, international teams are looking to get a player with height and speed. For Thomas, his size could be a problem so he may want to re-think that stand if no NBA offer comes his way.

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Isaiah Thomas #0 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Tyrone Wallace #9 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center on February 24, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images/Matthew Stockman