The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Isaiah Thomas to a 10-day contract under the COVID-related hardship allowance, the team announced Wednesday.
The 32-year-old Thomas is expected to join the team in Sacramento, where he began his NBA career, for the Mavericks’ game against the Kings tonight. He recently signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers on Dec. 17 and averaged 9.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 25.3 minutes in four games (one start) in his second stint with the franchise.
Thomas (5-9, 185) is an 11-year veteran with career averages of 18.0 points (.435 FG, .362 3FG, .872 F.T.), 2.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 28.8 minutes in 532 games (362 starts) with Sacramento, Phoenix, Boston, Cleveland, the L.A. Lakers, Denver, Washington, and New Orleans.
He enjoyed his best statistical seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics, where he was a two-time All-Star (2016, 2017) and averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 32.2 minutes in 179 games (155 starts) with the franchise. He averaged a career-best 28.9 points for Boston in 2016-17, ranking third in the league in scoring.
Thomas will wear No. 2 for the Mavericks – the same number he donned at Washington and had retired by the school in 2018.