HoopsHype Isaiah Thomas rumors

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A couple interesting comments from Kings players after what may or may not have been the final game in Sacramento: DeMarcus Cousins: "I played for the fans tonight. They stuck with us through this season, Since I've been here it's been the same thing, every year the same thing. I'm tired of it (losing) and I know they're tired of it, so this year is really going to be the decision. I just did it for the fans." Isaiah Thomas, asked how it felt after the game: "It's very weird because you just don't know. That might be the last time I ever shoot a basketball at Sleep Train Arena. So you just never know -- that's the scary thing about it. You might not see these fans, I might not be in this community anymore, you never know. So a lot of things are up in the air right now, and that's what sucks right now." Sulia

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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

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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

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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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