The Dallas Mavericks signed Isaiah Thomas to a ten-day contract as the team was going through a COVID outbreak last season. IT played in just one game before entering the health and safety protocols himself. He had six points and four dimes in 13 minutes of action as the backup point guard in his lone career game with the Mavs.
His time with the Mavericks helped earn IT another NBA opportunity as he signed with the Charlotte Hornets in March and finished the regular season in their rotation. Thomas averaged 8.3 points and 1.4 assists in 12.9 minutes per game as their reserve point guard behind LaMelo Ball.
Thomas took his talents to the Drew League on July 30 where he exploded for 45 points in an incredible showing. The 5’9 guard had his jumper locked in, and he was handing out buckets. Here is a closer look at his most recent performance and what is next for IT.
Former Dallas Mavericks guard Isaiah Thomas drops 45 in a Drew League game
There was no stopping Thomas on Saturday as he went for 45 points. The 5’9 guard was pulling all the tricks out of his bag too, including hitting Dirk Nowitzki’s signature one-legged fadeaway.
IT’s team picked up a 103-85 victory in the game as he went for 45 points and hit seven 3-pointers with five assists and two rebounds. Fans can see his must-see highlights from the contest below.
Isaiah Thomas is currently a free agent, and he is searching for another NBA opportunity. The 33-year-old point guard has dealt with a handful of injuries in recent years, but he is healthy right now. Any team looking for a scoring guard off the bench should consider IT, but Thomas is still searching for the right fit.
The Dallas Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker, but they are still exploring trades. If the team is forced to sign a free agent, Thomas could get a second chance. Stay tuned to see if the two sides can work out a deal and where IT lands for the 2022-2023 season.