HoopsHype Isaiah Thomas rumors

April 9, 2013 Updates

Smart’s decision-making has been called into question, and we aren’t just talking about his choice to play DeMarcus Cousins nine minutes on Friday night. It has worn heavily on both fans and players for some time and now the clock is ticking. “It’s just tough as a player,” starting point guard Isaiah Thomas said following Friday night’s loss to the Mavericks. “I always say that when you have inconsistent minutes, you’re going to have inconsistent production. “It’s nothing we can control,” Thomas continued. “It’s how coach Smart likes to coach and you just got to go with it and always be ready at all times, because you never really know when you’re going to go in the game or come out.” Cowbell Kingdom

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Isaiah Thomas will participate in the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge after all, as "commissioner" Kenny Smith added him to the pool of players before Thursday night's draft. Isaiah was picked by Charles Barkley toward the end of the draft. (He was not, however, the last pick.) Joining Isaiah on Team Chuck will be Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried, Ricky Rubio, Brandon Knight and Alexey Shved, among others. The top two point guards in the game, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, landed on Team Shaq. Sactown Royalty

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Cousins later went on to say that if there is one thing he's learned about the NBA, it's that it's a business, through and through, which is a culture shift that he says is new to him. "I'm a loyal guy," Cousins said. "I'm a family-orientated guy. But not so much in this league. You've kind of got to look out for yourself most of the time and always do what's best for you." Boston Globe

January 4, 2013 Updates

Charlie Villanueva appeared stunned when told that Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas labeled him a “dirty player.” Villanueva then started to explain his side in the hard foul against Thomas in Tuesday night’s Pistons victory that resulted in an ejection and fine. He also took a few jab at Thomas, a second-year player. “Dirty player? Not at all,” Villanueva said. “He saw an open lane, I tried to block the ball and he’s 4-foot-11, a 100 pounds wet so he looks bad. I’m not a dirty player. I didn’t try to hurt him at all.” Detroit Free Press

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Thomas scored 27 points in his second start in the past six weeks and made one of Sacramento's two four-point plays in the second half as the Kings handed the Boston Celtics their third straight lopsided loss on a California road swing, 118-96 on Sunday night. "That guy has an infectious personality," Kings coach Keith Smart said. "He has that magnetism that brings players and people around to him. He brought that energy to start the game off right with him in the starting lineup. All our guards do a great job, but what he's been able to do is kind of give us a little injection of the steam that we need. He's done that, plus he's making his shots." USA Today Sports

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“We just gotta trust each other more and dial in more when the times aren’t good,” said Thomas. “We can’t just be that team when we’re winning – we’re all happy and we’re unselfish. We gotta be that even when we’re losing or when things aren’t going too well.” Cowbell Kingdom

December 16, 2012 Updates

Asked Saturday if he'd prefer to have a clear idea of when he'll enter games, Thomas answered, "Wouldn't you? I would. But I mean, that's coach's decision, and I'm a team guy, so I just go with whatever he chooses. I mean, I'll always know I'm going to stay ready, no matter what." Asked if he understands the reasoning behind the platoon, Thomas said, "I don't. I don't. But I mean, I can't control that. I can only control if I do get my name called to make an impact in the game." Sacramento Bee

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It had been a while since Isaiah Thomas had a game like Tuesday’s against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Sacramento Kings point guard provided a much needed spark off the bench, scoring 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting in just 21 minutes of action. “I feel like I’m back to my old self,” said Thomas to a small scrum of media following practice yesterday. “I know what I need to do. I watched a lot of film, talked to a few people.” Cowbell Kingdom

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