HoopsHype Isaiah Thomas rumors

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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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Andrew Perna: Also told that #Kings are open to dealing Isaiah Thomas, which has been reported previously. Twitter @Andrew_Perna

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National Basketball Association (NBA) point guard Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings arrived in Mumbai on Friday for a week-long tour to promote the game of basketball and to enhance NBA`s fan base in the country. On his first trip to India, Thomas will travel across Mumbai and Chennai, participating in a wide range of activities, coaching children and interacting with local celebrities. ZeeNews

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Q: How high does Sacramento rank on your list? Isaiah Thomas: I would love to stay. I don’t like change of scenery. I don’t like change, so I would love to stay. I’ve been here for three years, and it would be great to be here for a while. You never know what will happen. Cowbell Kingdom

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“With Isaiah, he’s had an incredible year. He’ll be facing restricted free agency this offseason, and he’s just been so good this year. The way he is with our fans and with his teammates, we just think the world of him. Again, this is a business decision that these men have to make in this League, and we’re going to engage Isaiah’s agents as well. We look forward to making this team better.” NBA.com

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D'Alessandro admitted he has already has a number in his head for how much he's willing to pay Thomas. "Isaiah obviously wants to be here, but the business is the business," D'Alessandro said. "The great part about Isaiah and his agent is that we'll kind of navigate that together as a group. He's got to do what's right for him, and we've got to do what's right for us and hopefully those two things merge and become one. "At the end of the day, we do know it's a business and he had a phenomenal year, so we'll see where that goes." news10.net

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Thomas said he’s tried to stay “locked in the moment” and not worry about the offseason. “I definitely want to be around when it does turn around,” Thomas said. “I was drafted here. I’ve been welcomed with open arms by the Sacramento community. It just feels like a second home. I can’t control it, though. At the same time, I’m going to do whatever’s possible to be around. That’s all I can do.” Sacramento Bee

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