3 free agents the Houston Rockets should not pursue

By Tevin Williams
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2. Isaiah Thomas

It is absolutely insane how quickly a player’s luck can turn for the worst in the NBA. Just two seasons ago, Isaiah Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game and finished fifth in MVP voting. After a blockbuster trade sent him to Cleveland, Thomas was expected to help LeBron James lead the Cavs to another Finals appearance.

As it turned out, Thomas’ hip was a lot worse than the Cavs initially thought. His attitude rubbed some of his teammates the wrong way too. Eventually, Thomas was traded to the Lakers and finished the season backing up a rookie point guard.

When healthy, Isaiah Thomas can fill it up. Although, it’s unknown just how much damage has been done to his hip and if he’ll ever regain his All-Star form.

At this stage, most teams will be wary of signing Thomas to anything longer than a one or two-year contract. I’m not very optimistic that Thomas will ever be anything near the offensive threat that he once was. When you combine that with the fact that he’s a defensive liability and is severely undersized, he’s definitely a player that Houston should stay away from.

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