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3 Isaiah Thomas PG

Phoenix Suns

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
94%56%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
120.023.01.03.081.8

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Suns PG Isaiah Thomas scores team-high 23 in opener
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 23 points on 9 of 11 shooting, including 5 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in 20 minutes off the bench in his team's 119-99 win over the Lakers in Wednesday's regular-season opener.

Thomas didn't start and played less minutes than any of the starters but provided a clear spark off the bench, with coach Jeff Hornacek calling his performance "great." The five three-pointers match his season high from last season, and his shooting performance was better than anything he delivered last season. The Suns are set to face the Spurs Friday.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411597929
What does Eric Bledsoe re-signing mean?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Suns finally ended their standoff with restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe Wednesday, as they brought the 24-year-old back into the fold on a massive five-year contract. That leaves the Suns with a crowded and clowdy backcourt situation, as far as Fantasy owners are concerned.

Bledsoe combined with Goran Dragic to form one of the most productive backcourts in the league, as both players thrived on the stat sheet. Bledsoe averaged a career-high 17.7 points per game, a mark Dragic bested en route to his own career-high of 20.3 points per game.

Part of the reason both players were so productive is the team relied heavily on each for creating and scoring, which lessened the pressure on both. Though the Suns weren't hard up for productive scorers, they lacked off-the-dribble creators beyond those two, a flaw they shored up with the addition of Isaiah Thomas on a three-year deal this offseason. Thomas is, of course, the big loser in this scenario.

Thomas was one of the most productive guards in the league himself a year ago, racking up 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game while soaking up 26.3 percent of the Kings' possessions in 34.7 minutes per game. He should see all of those numbers fall off drastically this season, making him an extremely risky pickup for Fantasy. He should still find a decent amount of playing time, but it is hard to imagine the diminutive Thomas being a consistent starting Fantasy option if Bledsoe stays healthy. He is more of a handcuff option, if you invest heavily in Bledsoe early. 

Gerald Green, who played 36 percent of his minutes at shooting guard last season, will also lose out, following his breakout campaign. He still has value, but is more of a low-end option for category-based formats.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1410971280
Despite new role, don't write off Isaiah Thomas entirely
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Suns guard Isaiah Thomas might see one of the biggest dropoffs in his Fantasy value from last season to this, as he joins the crowded Suns' backcourt.

The Suns might have three All-Star caliber guards in the backcourt now, with Thomas likely to backup Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe this season. That should put a serious dent in Thomas' value; Thomas finished 13th in Fantasy scoring among guards a year ago, but is projected to finish just 43rd this season.

Still, Thomas is definitely someone you'll want to add to your team when drafting, and almost certainly before the rest of the No. 4-type guards he is grouped with. Thomas is likely to see his numbers fall off from the 20.3 points and 6.3 assists he averaged a year ago, at least at first. However, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him end up starting upwards of 25 games throughout the year, given Bledsoe's injury-proneness. Bledsoe has missed at least 25 games in two of the last three seasons for knee issues.

Thomas probably profiles as more of a bench option for Fantasy purposes next season, but you'll be targeting him much earlier than nearly any other reserve. His upside as a handcuff option for either Bledsoe or Dragic is sky-high, and will make him well worth your attention on Draft Day. 

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Isaiah Thomas undergoes wrist surgery
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com

Suns newcomer Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist, the team announced Thursday.

Thomas dealt with a sprained wrist last season but was able to play through it on his way to a career year. An MRI in February revealed no ligament damage, which would indicate this latest procedure is nothing to worry about. The team expects him to be ready for training camp. 

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Suns, Kings complete sign-and-trade for Isaiah Thomas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Suns and Kings have finalized a sign-and-trade deal on a four-year, $27M contract for restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports Friday.

The former 60th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft will be heading to Phoenix, while Sacramento will receive a $7 million trade exception and the rights to forward Alex Oriakhi, the 57th overall pick in 2013, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Thomas averaged career-highs of 20.3 points and 6.3 assists last season for the Kings. He is expected to serve as an ideal third guard to complement Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic in Phoenix, according to CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2011-12Sacramento65165625657144.88321937.915418583.274911.5
2012-13Sacramento79212236683244.011532135.825328788.2110013.9
2013-14Sacramento722497496109645.312736434.934640785.0146520.3
2014-15Phoenix12091181.85771.4020.02323.0
TOTAL21762951127251044.933091136.275388185.5333715.4
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2011-12Sacramento6516561682.62664.1530.880.1105
2012-13Sacramento7921221612.03164.0670.830.0140
2013-14Sacramento7224972102.94546.3931.380.1213
2014-15Phoenix12011.033.000.000.02
TOTAL21762955402.510394.82131.0190.1460
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2008-09Washington3599318043141.83913429.114220768.654115.5
2009-10Washington35108918644841.56519932.715621373.259316.9
2010-11Washington35111518842244.56017234.915121071.958716.8
TOTAL1053197554130142.616450532.544963071.3172116.4
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2008-09Washington359931063.0912.6381.120.192
2009-10Washington3510891373.91113.2371.130.183
2010-11Washington3511151233.52136.1471.320.1104
TOTAL10531973663.54154.01221.270.1279
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/185
Birthdate:
2/7/1989
Age:
25
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Team:
Phoenix Suns
School:
Washington
NBA Experience:
3
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