The Hornets are signing veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas for the remainder of the season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Thomas, 33, is 5-foot-9 and initially signed with the Hornets on a 10-day contract on March 2. His second 10-day was set to expire following Monday’s win over the Pelicans.
He has also spent time with the Cavaliers, Lakers (twice), Nuggets, Pelicans and Wizards. In 11 games with the Hornets, Thomas is averaging 8.8 points and 2.1 assists.
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. That followed a short stint with the Lakers.
Along with all that, Thomas stood out in the G League this year, averaging a sizzling 41 points in three games with the Grand Rapids Gold.
Hornets coach James Borrego recently 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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