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Isaiah Thomas has wrist surgery, expected to be ready for training camp

Aug 14, 2014, 3:27 PM EST

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This was unexpected, but it doesn’t sound too serious.

Phoenix Suns’ point guard Isaiah Thomas has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist, the team has announced. The team says it was successful and he is expected to be ready for training camp in a little over a month.

The Suns just acquired Thomas in a sign-and-trade this summer with the Sacramento Kings, giving them a stacked backcourt with Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe (the latter of whom is still balling his restricted free agent contract situation with the Suns).

The Suns got Thomas at a good price at $7 million a year (four years, $28 million). He is small but makes up for it by being lightning quick. He averaged 20 points a game with a very efficient .574 true shooting percentage because not only can he get to the rim he finishes pretty well and has a jumper. He’s not helping on defense much, to be fair.

This season the Suns are going to go small and they will be fun to watch. More fun with Thomas in the lineup.

  1. cbking05 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I heard he hurt it on the bathroom sink … I wish a speedy recovery

  2. sportsfan18 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    .574% true shooting percentage is very good… even with the poor D

    there are other higher paying players who don’t play D either and who do not have a .574% true shooting percentage… or even one season with a true shooting percentage of .574%

  3. campcouch - Aug 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Yep, they’ll be fun to watch…but won’t make the playoffs.

    • campcouch - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      it’s the truth. the 8 teams ahead of them improved or took a slight step back and the ones below them have made moves to contend for at least the 8th spot. Adding more PGs won’t catapult Phoenix.

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