Kings starting point guard Isaiah Thomas took to Twitter on Sunday, calling a story on the Sacramento locker room turmoil “nothing” and claiming the Kings locker room was good.
After an anonymously authored story on chatsports.com pinned tensions within the Kings team on Thomas—calling him the “lightning rod in this situation”, Thomas responded.
@ARoyalPain haha that’s funny. People tryna make a story out of NOTHING. Our locker room is GOOD.
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas2) January 5, 2014
Sad lol don’t make a story out of NOTHING. Now Back to watching breaking bad
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas2) January 6, 2014
While a story of this nature is bound to generate reads given the Kings struggles of late, it’s nearly impossible to take seriously. The story sites frustration from Kings players on Thomas’ “reluctance to share the ball”, which seems out of place considering Thomas is averaging 7.8 assists per game as a starter this season. He’s also averaging 21.8 points on 47.7% shooting since taking over the starting job 14 games ago. It’s also hard to fathom Thomas—who has been nothing but a fan favorite since his rookie year thanks to his effort and team-first attitude—as a problem in any locker room.
It’s anyone’s guess at this point what is happening in the Kings locker room (which Thomas again says is GOOD cap locks), but an anonymously authored story seems a unreliable place to get rumors from, especially when the target is a completely unlikely one to begin with.