HoopsHype Isaiah Thomas rumors

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But unless Thomas can find a suitor who's willing to pay him so much that they can spend those three days confident that the Kings will let him walk or if a sign-and-trade possibility arises that could be seen by the Kings as a win-win, he may very well find himself staying put on a deal far below the one he may have envisioned. One person with knowledge of this situation estimates his market value at between $4 million and $6 million per season. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the matter. USA Today Sports

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D’Alessandro said the Kings will give point guard Isaiah Thomas a qualifying offer worth $1.1 million to make him a restricted free agent, which will allow the team to match any offer Thomas receives. D’Alessandro said he planned to talk with Thomas’ agent, Andy Miller. Sacramento Bee

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It’s well-documented that Thomas grew up a diehard fan of the Lakers since his father is from Los Angeles, and he has idolized Bryant since he was a child. When asked what it would mean to sign an offer sheet with the Lakers, Thomas admits that it would be special. “It would mean a lot,” Thomas said of receiving an offer sheet from the Lakers. “Not even just the Lakers, but just to have other teams trying to get you, it means you’re wanted. Like I’ve said in interviews before, I just want to be wanted. I want to be wanted for being 5’9 and I want to be wanted for being a scoring point guard. That’s all that I can say. If that’s the Lakers, I’d be happy. If that’s the Kings, then I’d be happy. I just want to be wanted and I want to win.” Basketball Insiders

Thomas admits that he reads all of the latest NBA rumors and reports on websites like Basketball Insiders and HoopsHype, but he tries not to focus on them too much “I read the stuff, but it doesn’t bother me because I know the business of basketball,” Thomas said. “I know one guy can say one thing and it’s not even true and it’s around the whole United States; that’s just how it is. That’s why they’re called rumors. I definitely do read it because I like to stay in the loop, but they don’t bother me.” Basketball Insiders

“We feel very strongly about Isaiah,” D’Alessandro said about Thomas’ future in Sacramento following Monday’s pre-draft workout. “So what I can say is that obviously we’ll give him his qualifying offer and then we’ll have very good discussions with his agents at the appropriate time.” Cowbell Kingdom

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