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Report: Isaiah Thomas meets with Suns on Thursday

Jul 10, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

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The Phoenix Suns have Goran Dragic under contract and have promised to match any offer for Eric Bledsoe (which has yet to come, but one way or another the man will get paid). Behind them they have breakout star Gerald Green, Archie Goodwin and rookie Tyler Ennis. That’s already a deep backcourt.

Yet the Suns are having conversations that could make it even deeper.

They are meeting Thursday with Kings free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Those talks will continue on Friday.

Thomas is a restricted free agent and the Kings can match any offer.

Thomas, like so many others (Pau Gasol, Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, Luol Deng and on and on) are waiting for the LeBron James/Carmelo Anthony free agency bottleneck to break and for teams to start making offers.

The Suns have the cap space (enough for a couple max deals really) so they can easily afford Thomas, although with the departure of Channing Frye a shooting forward would seem a higher priority. That backcourt in Phoenix is already pretty crowded.

That said, Thomas is a good get. A fan favorite in Sacramento he is small and lightning quick, he averaged 20 points a game with a very efficient .574 true shooting percentage because he can get to the rim and he knocks down shots. He’s a score first point guard, but that can fit in Phoenix. His big issue is defense, but he brings a real energy to the game.

The Kings front office is divided on him, but apparently the guys with the power are not that into him, went out and got a lesser guard (Darren Collison) and appear willing to let Thomas walk, unless the offer for him is so ridiculously low it would be stupid not to match.

Thomas will likely get a nice offer. The question is when and from whom, but the Suns seem an unlikely albeit interesting landing spot.

  1. 4thquartermagic - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Phoenix has nice team that would dominate in the east.

  2. kb2408 - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    So, are they trying to recreate the good ol’ days in Phoenix when Mike D was coaching and Nash was running the show?! Give up 120 pts a game and hope to score 121?! Why another diminutive shoot first guard?

  3. blackman24 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Why would Thomas go there to be a backup to Dragic? SMH!!!!!

    • therealhtj - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

      Because judging by the way teams with cap space are throwing around money, there’s no way Bledsoe doesn’t get a max offer. Having Thomas in line to fill his spot for a lot less money sounds like a Phoenix type move.

  4. fordmandalay - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I’d just like to toss in that the Lakers could use a point guard, as soon as they give up on the stupid Carmelo idea.

    • ranfan12 - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      lakers aren’t really in the mood for common sense at the moment. if he goes to the laker, all i ask is that he does at least one fast break dunk. -_-

  5. isaiah007 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    It’s a good C Block move. They know as soon as Melo days no to the Lakers they are gonna go after either Bledsoe or Thomas. Why not put pressure on the lakers by trying to sign him to an offer sheet thus forcing him away from The Lakers! I think the Lakers should do the same to the Suns with Bledsoe with all types of poison pills to either tie Phoenix hands with him or to steal him.

  6. lazegowizfan95 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    So looks like Bledsoe might really go to the Bucks they can give him a Hayward contract man only difference is he deserves it. Thomas and Dragic would be lighting it up on the daily in Phoenix though they wouldn’t really lose much if they loss Bledsoe and signed Thomas.

    • therealhtj - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      Bledsoe may not have a choice to leave Phoenix, but he sure has a choice to not sign an offer sheet with Milwaukee. I’ll guess there will be far more attractive options out there for him.

      • lazegowizfan95 - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

        You’re right but I think they can offer him the most there aren’t really any other reports on any team that wants Bledsoe other than Bucks, and Lakers. Bucks are more appealing to me being in the Eastern Conference with the squad they put together already almost promises playoffs for him on the other hand Lakers have a long way to go, and Suns well they need a true Center that could hold down the paint that’s really it, but I doubt they’ll fill that void. I say go to the bucks witch lineup has more potential
        Eric Bledsoe
        O.J Mayo
        Giannis Atetekounmpo
        Jabari Parker
        Larry Saunders
        Or
        Eric Bledsoe
        Kobe Bryant
        Wesley Johnson
        Julius Randle
        Robert Sacre

      • 76ersdoubletank - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:44 AM

        lazego– That Bucks lineup would not be accurate. Brandon Knight has to be in there, he was their best player last year.

        Also, the Bucks only won 15 games. Is a rookie Jabari and Bledsoe really enough, and is it really more appealing than PHX?

  7. vols84 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Didn’t Bledsoe only play in just over 50% of the games this year?

  8. CaJonMcChicken - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    I remember the days when actual superstars only got max deals. Now everyone and their mama is getting a max deal. SMH

  9. skins26portis - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Thomas would be a nice fit with the Thunder, coming off the bench to back up Russell Westbrook. I don’t want to see Thomas with the Fakers.

  10. enigma2742 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    he needs to go to la where he can start

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