Report: Isaiah Thomas may re-sign with Cavs regardless of LeBron James’ future
Isaiah Thomas may have found himself a home in Cleveland regardless of who is still on the team next season.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported on Tuesday that the two-time All-Star may have mutual interest in re-signing with the Cavaliers this summer no matter what superstar teammate LeBron James, who is also set for free agency, does.
Thomas is in a contract year, and he wants to be paid. League executives and agents judging the market believe Thomas’ best chance at a significant contract this summer is with the Cavs, and they believe he will proceed accordingly.
That could be the case regardless of what happens with LeBron James’ free agency. In the event James decides to move on from Cleveland again, some believe the Cavs may still be interested in retaining Thomas as long as he proves he can return to his All-Star form.
Thomas, 28, is averaging 15.0 points and 3.3 assists a game through his first three appearances for the Cavs, having just returned from a lengthy hip injury absence. As for returning to an All-Star-level of production, Thomas certainly believes that he can and then some. Thus, health-permitting, he could be a quality piece to keep the Cavs afloat in a potential future without The King.