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Phoenix Suns Isaiah Thomas Has Wrist Surgery

Isaiah ThomasThe Phoenix Suns announced on Thursday that recently signed point guard Isaiah Thomas has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist, but is expected to fully recover in time to participate in Suns training camp and play when the season begins.

Thomas, who felt disrespected by his former team, the Sacramento Kings, after they wouldn’t give him the money he felt he deserved, Thomas decided to sign with a team in the same division as the Kings in order to better make them regret their decision in letting him go.

Thomas, who was the 60th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, worked his way up from the last player taken in the draft to a full-time starter for the Kings in a little over 2 seasons with the Kings. Thomas wasn’t just an average starter either, after starting in 54 of the 72 games he played in for the Kings in the 2013-2014 season, Thomas was averaging 20.3 points and 6.3 assists.

The deal Thomas signed with the Suns is a 4 year deal for $27 million. In Phoenix Thomas will joining a strong core of guards featuring Goran Dragic, and possibly Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe is currently a restricted free agent and is having some difficulty in getting the kind of money that he is looking for. Bledsoe is looking for a deal close to the max for a free agent, and the Suns are currently offering about $30 million less than what Bledsoe wants.

If Bledsoe does resign with Suns for at least 1 year until he can become an unrestricted free agent, the Suns will boast a very talented back court that should help them improve on the poor performance the team put together last season.

Thomas hopes, at the very least, to prove to the Kings, that they made a mistake in letting him go, and with how far he has already come in league, he may have the talent to do just that.

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