Sacramento Kings’ point guard Isaiah Thomas has been quite the find for the Kings.
They drafted Thomas with one of the last picks in the 2011 NBA Draft, 60th overall, and the former Washington Huskies’ standout has turned into a very good player.
In the offseason, Thomas will become a restricted free agent and will likely be looking to cash in on his success.
Thomas has expressed his love for the Los Angeles Lakers lately, but has told reporters he would like to remain with the Kings.
“I definitely want to be around when it does turn around,” Thomas said via Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee. “I was drafted here. I’ve been welcomed with open arms by the Sacramento community. It just feels like a second home. I can’t control it, though. At the same time, I’m going to do whatever’s possible to be around. That’s all I can do.”
Thomas has missed the last three games with a quad injury, but is putting together another excellent season. The 25-year old is averaging 20.7 points, 6.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.