Isaiah Thomas remains unsigned this offseason. The former Boston Celtics star point guard doesn’t appear to have much of a market after an injury-riddled season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 29-year-old All-Star point guard was talking in 2017 about getting a “Brinks truck” type $100 million contract. Now, Thomas will be lucky to get a one year deal worth $5 million.
Still, some NBA team is probably going to end up signing him. Could it be the Orlando Magic?
There’s been some talk of Thomas heading to Orlando, which is in need of some major depth at the point guard position.
One NBA insider at ESPN is predicting the signing will happen.
The Orlando Magic will sign Isaiah Thomas and make the playoffs. OK, maybe we’re reading a little too much into IT following the Magic on Twitter recently, but we’ve seen this script before and it’s no Disney fairy tale. In an underwhelming East, Orlando adds a motivated Thomas to a roster with all those intriguing young big men and catches lightning in a bottle.
Thomas in Orlando, if he’s healthy, could be a lot of fun. The Magic have a bunch of really long, athletic forwards, but lack a scoring guard. Thomas filled that role in perfect fashion in Boston, perhaps he could do it again in Orlando.
The Magic have made a couple of moves this offseason, so it’s unclear if they’re actually interested in signing Thomas, but it does seem like a possibility.