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Phoenix Suns reportedly signing Isaiah Thomas to second 10-day contract

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The Phoenix Suns are reportedly “planning to sign” Isaiah Thomas to a second 10-day contract, according to AZ Central’s Duane Rankin.

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Thomas has only made one appearance in his time since signing his first 10-day contract with coach Frank Vogel saying he is buried on the depth chart at point guard. Today is the last day of Thomas’ first 10-day.

Fans have demanded playing time for IT, but with the Suns (43-30) only having nine games left and fighting for a playoff spot, it seems unlikely he will.

“He’s here for depth,” Vogel said. “When we’re at full strength, he won’t be in the rotation.”

Still, Thomas has made a huge impact with only his presence.

“Whatever the opportunity is, I’m ready to make an impact each and every day,” Thomas said when he signed his first contract. “Whether I play or not, it’s bigger than putting the ball in the basket for me. I’m able to lead by example, lead by my experiences, and just help in any way possible. If my name is called, you know I’m ready. I’m ready to go right now. But if it’s not, I can still impact the game in so many ways … I’m just super thankful for the opportunity, and gonna impact each and every day.”

The Suns signed the 35-year-old Thomas after he only played four games with G-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, averaging 33 points on 45% shooting from deep across these contests.

This is IT’s second stint in the Valley. The Suns acquired Thomas in a sign-and-trade with the Sacramento Kings back in July 2014.

However, Thomas only played for the Suns for half of a season, as he was traded to the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline. In his half season in Phoenix, the Washington product averaged 15.2 points, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steals while playing 25.7 minutes per game across 46 contests.

For his NBA career, IT has averaged 17.7 points in 550 contests and racked up two All-Star appearances, both with Boston.

“I don’t have anything to prove,” Thomas said. “I know who I am, I think the world knows what I bring. I’ve played the same way on each and every level, no matter the circumstances, other than when I was hurt. I’m fully healthy, I’m fully ready to just help everybody in this organization make the next step. However long I’m here, I promise y’all (I’m going to) make a positive impact.”

Isaiah Thomas is officially back in the NBA, signing a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau


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