New Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas underwent surgery on his left wrist Thursday, the team announced on Thursday.
However, the Suns’ prized offseason acquisition is expected to be fully ready to go when the team’s training camp begins in six weeks, so there is no reason to believe this should impact how Thomas performs in 2014-15.
That’s about as good of an outcome that the Suns could ask for, considering the circumstances.
Phoenix added Thomas in a sign-and-trade with the Sacramento Kings this summer and will pay the 25-year-old $27 million over the next four years.
Thomas had his best NBA season in 2013-14, as he averaged 20.3 points (45.4 percent shooting from the floor and 34.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc), 6.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds per game and posted an 20.54 PER.
Thomas won’t be a starter for the Suns in all likelihood; however, he will still have a major role on this team. With Goran Dragic and presumably Eric Bledsoe in the mix, Thomas should be the team’s sixth man and provide an enormous offensive boost coming off the bench.
The Kings selected Thomas with the No. 60 pick in the 2011 draft out of the University of Washington. In his three NBA seasons, Thomas has totaled 3,314 points and 1,036 assists.
The Suns will open their season on October 29 versus the Los Angeles Lakers in Phoenix.