Rumblings of a return to basketball made their way around Twitter when longtime basketball reporter Keith Smith tweeted that Thomas was “nearing a deal” with CSKA in Russia.
The report was met with heaps of support from Thomas’ loyal fans. And while the move certainly could make sense for the former Boston Celtics guard given the fact he’s been unable to find stability with a team and has been hindered by injuries, it doesn’t appear it’s going to happen after all.
It took Thomas about an hour to get wind of Smith’s report, and when he did, he made sure to put any rumor to rest.
“No sir not me!!!,” Thomas tweeted. “I will not be going overseas. Wrong isaiah.”
That settles that then.
Thomas played in just three games last season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans and has been on five different teams since the end of the 2017-18 campaign. He recently has shown promise, though, after dropping 81 points in a Pro-AM this game summer.
The 32-year-old certainly would add veteran depth to a team and there’s no denying Thomas will bring 100% to every game he plays in.
That “slow grind” will continue for Thomas, but we probably can count him out of going overseas to continue his basketball career.