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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Isaiah Thomas hopes full summer of prep will put career back on track

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas was regarded as one of the league’s top point guards two years ago at this time, but hip surgery has changed things significantly.

Thomas, however, thinks the worst is behind him. He believes that a full summer of gym work will have him back in the physical shape he was in before 2017, when his hip became a debilitating issue.

“Nobody knew what to expect with me coming off hip surgery last year, and two summers of rehab,” Thomas told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. “Now I can go back to being a gym rat this summer, work on my game again and build my body back up — my muscle mass, my leg strength — all like I had going into the 2017 season.

“I’m going to get back to a level that I was playing at. I’m excited to show what I can do again.”

Thomas’s career has been a mess ever since he left the Boston Celtics in a trade that still doesn’t seem to sit well with him. He had a brief cameo with the Denver Nuggets last season after recovering from his hip issues, but we still haven’t seen a healthy Thomas for some time now. He’ll be one of the most interesting free agents to hit the market.

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