The Joker led the Nuggets to a second seed as the future looks bright
October 16, 2019, 4:04 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) was able to participate in a limited session on Wednesday, all of it being non-contact work.
Thomas is still a ways away from returning to the court but this is a step in the road to recovery. Continue to monitor his status as the regular season approaches as there could be fantasy value for Thomas as he may end up having the largest role he has seen his days in Boston.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter.
October 15, 2019, 2:39 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) has been shooting with both hands recently but there is still no timetable for his return.
Thomas is roughly four weeks post-surgery and looks to be getting closer to a return. He will miss the first chunk of games and then will compete with Ish Smith for minutes at the PG position. Thomas will have every opportunity to show that he still has it and makes for a fine late-round lottery ticket.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 5:39 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga (left knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Guangzhou Long-Lions while C.J. Miles (left foot rehab), Troy Brown (left calf strain), Isaiah Thomas (left thumb rehab), John Wall (left Achilles rehab) and Ian Mahinmi (right Achilles strain) all remain out.
Bonga may carve out a role for the Wizards if he is able to get healthy. At this time, he needs to show something to enter the fantasy landscape.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 26, 2019, 6:12 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) is no longer wearing a cast but has been ruled out of the preseason.
Thomas underwent surgery on September 18 and was given a 6-to-8 week timetable, so he's still likely to miss a small chunk of the regular season even if he's progressing well. Ish Smith will have the point guard work to himself until IT gets back, at which point anything could happen. Thomas is going to have a great opportunity to reestablish himself in the league this season and he makes for a fine late-round pick given his upside — as long as you're willing to wait a couple weeks.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
September 18, 2019, 1:03 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left thumb.
This is rough news for the Wizards, who already have John Wall on the shelf. Thomas was a candidate to start at point guard, but instead he'll have to recover from yet another injury. Thomas averaged 8.1 points and 1.9 assists in limited action for the Nuggets last campaign.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
August 28, 2019, 7:52 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
In a Q&A column, Candice Buckner of the Washington Post speculated that the Wizards could field a starting lineup of Isaiah Thomas, Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant at the beginning of next season.
Bertans comes across as the only player here that would be a bit surprsing to see in the starting lineup, mostly because it would put him out of position. Buckner makes the case that his floor spacing ability would outweigh the defensive limitations that would come from playing him there. From a fantasy perspective, he doesn't provide much aside from 3's and low turnovers, and it would likely take a big boost from his 21.5 minutes per game last season to put him on the radar for standard leagues.
Source: Washington Post
July 10, 2019, 1:09 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
The Wizards have announced the signings of Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith.
And now fantasy owners can begin speculating on which player will start, as the Wizards have nobody else to contend with Thomas and Smith at the point guard spot. Smith has proven to be a strong backup and capable fill-in starter, but he's looked overmatched when given the reins for an extended length of time. Thomas is coming back from some terrible injuries and simply wants a chance to prove that he can still play. Both players make for fine fliers late in drafts until we hear who's starting, and Thomas is the play with the higher upside.
Source: Washington Wizards
July 9, 2019, 1:18 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas says he is 100 percent healthy and ready to produce at a high level again.
Thomas said that he went into free agency with the mindset of finding a team that would give him the most opportunity to show that he is back to his old self. With the Wizards, Thomas finds ample opportunity as John Wall is looking unlikely to play this year after the team submitted an injury exception and Tomas Satoransky is now on the Bulls. The 30-year-old Thomas is just three years removed from finishing in the top five in MVP voting and is going to make for an intriguing late-round gamble in fantasy drafts due to his diffence-making abilities pre-injury.
July 1, 2019, 10:40 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Wizards, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
As far as landing spots go, this is about as good as it gets for Thomas. He was put behind the eight ball by having to play his way into shape on a Nuggets team in a vicious standings battle last season, and now he'll head to a Washington team with low expectations and a barren point guard depth chart. Thomas looks likely to battle Ish Smith for the starting job, but as long as he's healthy after having the full summer to recover we'd put him in the driver's seat. He'll need to prove some things, but IT could easily get back on the fantasy map. Candace Buckner is reporting that Thomas will be signing for the veteran's minimum, which is not that surprising.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 11:53 amIsaiah ThomasPG, Denver Nuggets
David Aldridge is reporting that the Wizards have talked with Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas only played in 12 games last season as he was recovering from hip surgery and then could not keep up with the rest of the Nuggets as they battled for top spot in the West. In his defense, it was a very difficult situation to try and play catch-up, and perhaps an environment like Washington will help him get his footing again. This is the first of anything we've heard about IT this summer.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
April 15, 2019, 12:00 pmIsaiah ThomasG, Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas says that he is healthy and confident that he can return his past form.
“I’m blessed. I know it’s going to turn at one point,” Thomas said. “I worked too hard for it not to. It’s always been like that in my career. I’ve seen this story before. I’ve seen this page, I’ve seen this chapter, and I know what’s gonna happen in the end. I’m going to take it back to the top, and then people are going to all show that fake love again. That’s all it is." Thomas will be a unrestricted free agent and has been on the outside of the Nuggets' rotation. He is expected to explore his options outside of Denver during the summer.
Source: Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated
April 11, 2019, 2:04 amIsaiah ThomasG, Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas was not able to get into the game Wednesday as the Nuggets shortened their rotation.
This has been a tough couple of seasons for a guy who was once blowing everyone in the basketball community away with his fourth quarter heroics. Isaiah played in only 12 games this season and was eventually cut out of the rotation for the better play of second-year guard Monte Morris. It looks like Thomas will not be able to regain his fantasy value and can be ignored going into drafts next season. He was outside of the top-400 when he did see the court this year.
March 18, 2019, 9:47 pmIsaiah ThomasG, Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas got to play seven minutes on Monday in Boston, though the only stats he compiled were two assists.
It was a lovefest before the game with a tribute video and standing ovation for one of Boston's favorites. Thomas will likely be back out of the rotation going forward.
March 13, 2019, 2:04 amIsaiah ThomasG, Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas will be out of the Nuggets rotation, according to Mike Malone.
Malone says he spoke to Thomas about the change to the shortened, 8-man rotation he used tonight and will keep it going forward. Even with tonight's garbage time, IT was the only Nugget to not check in.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter