The Phoenix Suns have signed restricted free-agent Isaiah Thomas, the former starting point guard of the Sacramento Kings, to a four-year $27 million dollar deal through a sign-and-trade.
Isaiah Thomas averaged over 20 points and 6 assists for the Kings last season.
Suns and Kings are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal on a four-year, $27M contract for Isaiah Thomas, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014
Isaiah Thomas confirms that he's heading to the Phoenix Suns once sign-and-trade is complete. Thomas: "I feel wanted. That's all I wanted."— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 11, 2014
The #Suns aren't signing Isaiah Thomas to deal Bledsoe or Ennis. Plan to use RFA rights on Bledsoe. Ennis, 19, can develop in Bakersfield.— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) July 11, 2014
It's official! pic.twitter.com/LHpoTj500w— Kayla Wallace (@KaylaJasmin) July 12, 2014
According to reports, the deal includes Phoenix sending Alex Oriakhi and a $7 million trade exception to Sacramento to ensure he is not matched by the Kings.
This is an incredible bargain for such a high-caliber point guard. Regardless of what the Suns' future plans are, this is a very good deal for Phoenix going forward.