Hornets Sign Isaiah Thomas To Second 10-Day Deal

The Hornets have signed point guard Isaiah Thomas to a second 10-day contract, the team announced.Isaiah Thomas

His first 10-day deal expired overnight Friday. So far, he has appeared in three games with the Hornets, compiling averages of 9.7 points and 1.7 assists in 14 minutes per game.

Thomas, 33, is 5-foot-9 and has bounced around the league a lot since leading the Eastern Conference in scoring in 2018 with the Celtics. He has since spent time with the Cavaliers, Lakers (twice), Nuggets, Pelicans and Wizards.

He also signed a 10-day deal with the Mavericks earlier this season, but immediately entered health and safety protocols and appeared in just one game.

Along with all that, Thomas has stood out in the G League this year, averaging a sizzling 41 points in three games with the Grand Rapids Gold.

His last productive NBA season came in 2019-20, when he averaged 12.2 points and 3.7 assists in 40 games with Washington.

Hornets coach James Borrego said he likes the way Thomas has fit with LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, particularly Ball.

“I’d like to get Melo off the ball more,” Borrego said. “They are so loaded up on him, so physical with him on pick-and-rolls that if I can move him off the ball it’s just going to add another dimension to our offense. And the way I.T. can see the gym, he understands matchups.

“He’s an extension of me out there on the floor. He sees the matchups, he sees he plays we need to go to, and he’s going to make that happen out there on the floor. So it just adds more depth to this offense.”

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