On day one of the free agency, the Pistons have offered restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas a 3 year, $24 million deal.
The Pistons have offered Isaiah Thomas a 3 year, $24 million contract! Nothing will be agreed upon until Kyle Lowry makes his decision
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) July 1, 2014
Reaching out to the restricted free agent makes you wonder if the Pistons and Kings are back at it when it comes to sign and trade talks for Josh Smith.
The Kings have been trying to move Jason Terry, Jason Thompson, and Carl Landry and have also shown interest in Pistons forward Josh Smith.
Thomas averaged 20 points and 6 assists per game last season. Not only would he be an upgrade at point guard, but Thomas could also add some much needed shooting.
The former Washington Husky shot 45% from the floor and 35% from three point territory. At 5’9″, Thomas really needed to find one more weapon in his offensive game. This season he made an effort to get to the free throw line. Thomas shot two more freebies a game last year.
The Pistons offered Thomas near the same amount last summer for current point guard Brandon Jennings.
Since you never know what to expect from Sacramento, it’s hard to rule out that the Kings don’t have interest in Jennings.
Sacramento has been after a point guard for a while now and could view Jennings as an upgrade over Thomas. The Kings have also been interested in Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics have also been active in offering Thomas a contract.
Adding Thomas would be an upgrade, especially if it means being able to move Josh Smith as well. Thomas has done a good job the last two seasons of developing his all-around game.
What do you think? Is Isaiah Thomas a good fit for the Pistons?