October 5, 2020, 1:40 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Free Agent
Isaiah Thomas underwent resurfacing surgery on his right hip back in May but says he'll be ready for the 2020-21 season.
Hip injuries have dogged Thomas for the past three years, and hopefully this procedure can get him back to full strength. It's been quite the fall for IT, who went from King of the Fourth in Boston to out of the league by the end of the 2019-20 season after being waived by the Clippers following a deadline trade. His size and defensive limitations will always be working against him, but if Thomas can get health back on his side he'll offer a low-cost scoring option with plenty of upside. Given the economic realities of the NBA these days, expect teams to show interest if Thomas can prove he's truly healthy.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 21, 2020, 11:48 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Free Agent
In 40 games for the Wizards in 2019-20, Isaiah Thomas was unable to find the resurgence he was hoping to muster in order to bounce back from injury, winding up ranked 238th in 8-cat and 292nd in 9-cat per-game value on the season.
Thomas had hoped that he'd make a splash when he was signed by the Wizards, but it soon became apparent that he was not going to be part of the team's future. He provided unimpressive numbers in his stint with Washington, averaging 12.2 PPG, 3.7 APG and 2.0 3PG – a far cry from his glory days back with the Celtics. He was later traded to the Celtics as part of the Marcu Morris deal, but was later officially waived by the Clippers in early February. Thomas was unable to draw interest from other NBA teams after he cleared waivers.
February 8, 2020, 5:38 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers have officially waived Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas cam over during the trade deadline, but the Clippers never had any intentions on keeping the undersized veteran. It seems highly unlikely that Thomas will provide any sort of standard league fantasy relevance this season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 3:45 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Free Agent
According to David Aldridge of the Athletic, the Clippers plan to waive Isaiah Thomas after acquiring him at the trade deadline on Thursday.
Thomas was not been able to provide standard league fantasy value in a great situation with the Wizards. He can be safely dropped across formats. It is possible that he re-emerges if he is able to find a team that is desperate for a starting point guard.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 2:58 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Isaiah Thomas will head to the Clippers as part of the Marcus Morris deal.
The Wizards were a late addition to the deal and will send Thomas in exchange for F Jerome Robinson. Thomas fantasy value takes a massive hit with this news and can be left on the waiver wire. Freshly acquired Shabazz Napier and Ish Smith split all the run at PG for the Wizards.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 30, 2020, 9:29 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds, one assist and four triples in Thursday's win against the Hornets.
Thomas played well in his 22 minutes and was able to deliver a full line in the limited playing time. He's going to be a decent stream play for owners in need of points and triples, bu tit's hard to rely on a guy who doesn't play much on a nightly basis.
January 23, 2020, 9:25 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Thomas played well in a start, but the limited minutes are always going to cap his ceiling. Ish Smith (24 minutes, 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and a triple) played well in this one as well and he split minutes fairly evenly with Thomas (22 minutes) making neither player an attractive fantasy option.
January 15, 2020, 6:36 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
According to head coach Scott Brooks, Bradley Beal is a game-time decision vs. the Bulls on Wednesday as he deals with some soreness in his right shoulder.
Beal will likely go through pre-game warmups before a decision is made in regards to his status. Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr., Ish Smith and Isaiah Thomas could all see additional opportunity if Beal sits out
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 9:33 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was awful in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Magic, managing just seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, two assists, two 3s and five turnovers.
Yuck. Thomas can be dropped in standard leagues and is barely a marginal hold in 14-teamers. We can call the hope of him magically pulling a bounce-back campaign out of a hat gone in a puff of smoke. For what it's worth, Ish Smith had a rough outing off the bench with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, four dimes and a steal. Smith has emerged as the PG to own here.
January 6, 2020, 9:35 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
The Wizards pulled off another upset on Monday, this time against the Celtics, powered by the 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting of Ish Smith, who also added four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.
Smith has turned a corner and has been playing out of mind lately. Once again, he outplayed starter Isaiah Thomas, who was still serviceable with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting with one rebound, three dimes and one trey. Still, Smith is looking more and more like the better hold and is even worth rostering in standard leagues right now.
January 4, 2020, 10:45 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith was fantastic in 34 minutes off the bench on Saturday, leading the Wizards to a 128-114 win over the Nuggets with a career-high 32 points on 15-of-24 shooting.
The Wizards used their bench mob, who brought a hungry, inspired vibe to this game. Smith added three rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer and three steals to the box. Isaiah Thomas started but disappointed anew with nine points, one trey and two assists.
January 3, 2020, 7:18 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was ejected from Friday's game against the Blazers after just two minutes of play.
Thomas shoved a referee, perhaps accidentally, which resulted in his ejection. He got tied up by two Blazers' defenders right in front of the official. Thomas may have just been frustrated that a foul was not called on one of the defenders, and lashed out at the official during a split-second loss of composure. Touching a referee is always a no-no so it was inevitable this was the end result. The league will be reviewing this one overnight.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 10:59 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas returned from his two-game suspension on Saturday and scored 20 points with four rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.
Thomas was averaging 18.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 threes in the four games before his suspension. He is worth an add in standard leagues and should produce top-100 value moving forward.
December 22, 2019, 7:26 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas has been suspended for the next two games.
Thomas had an altercation with a fan during Saturday's game and entered the stands and approached him. He's slated to miss Thursday's game against the Pistons and Saturday's game versus the Knicks. Ish Smith is worth the an add if you are in need of assists.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
December 21, 2019, 9:28 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Sixers after heading into the stands to "talk" to some Sixers fans.
Thomas had the hot head but not the hot hand tonight as he went 5-for-13 from the field. Still, he managed to make up for it with an 8-of-9 shooting from the line to finish with 20 points, three assists and two treys in 25 minutes before his ejection.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter