CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a 10-day contract with two-time former All-Star and veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal won’t become official until Wednesday.
The Hornets have been thin at point guard since selling Ish Smith to the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward/center Montrezl Harrell. The 5-foot-9, 189-pound Thomas is expected to add some depth behind LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier.
ESPN was the first to report on the deal.
Thomas, 33, has not seen significant game time in the NBA since the 2019-20 season, when he played 40 games for the Wizards and averaged 12.2 points per game. He’s bounced around this season, playing five total games for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.
Thomas’ best season in the NBA was with the Boston Celtics in 2016-17, when he averaged 29.0 points and 5.9 assists per game.
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