Few players have etched their way into the hearts of Sacramento Kings fans more than Isaiah Thomas who went from feel good story to potential All-Star player in a matter of years. But for whatever reason, the front office(s) simply didn’t seem comfortable with Thomas running the ship.
From failed attempts to have Jimmer Fredette and Tyreke Evans running the point to trading for Greivis Vasquez to random players like Aaron Brooks stealing minutes, Isaiah Thomas couldn’t win for losing despite outplaying them all.
Things came to a head earlier this month when Isaiah Thomas joined the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal after Sacramento signed Darren Collison. It was an indication that the Kings were moving on and Thomas needed to do the same, which didn’t sit well with the pint-sized talent.
“I felt very disrespected,” Thomas said. “Every year it was somebody new. I felt I did a good enough job to show them I was a starting point guard or a guy who could play a big role with their team. But they thought differently.”
For what it’s worth, things have been extremely cordial between Isaiah Thomas and the Kings as both player and team thanked each other for their time together and Thomas, as always, has reached out to Sacramento Kings fans on social media.
That said, he appears ready to show the Kings front office what they missed out on.
“I’m a Phoenix Sun, and when we play them, it will be bad for them.”