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Isaiah Thomas’ NBA comeback bid heats up in Drew League


If there was any doubt if whether or not Isaiah Thomas still has gas left within the tank, then his epic performance within the Drew League should function a transparent testament to the indisputable fact that the reply to that query is a convincing yes.

Thomas dropped 45 points on Saturday as he placed on an eye-popping show for the fans in attendance. After his contract with the Charlotte Hornets got here to an end on the conclusion of the 2021-22 season, the 33-year-old has yet to secure a recent take care of any team within the league. Thomas is hoping that he doesn’t remain a free agent for very long and his Drew League performance should function his audition tape:

Remember, Isaiah Thomas still gets buckets 😤

Today at @DrewLeague:

◽️45 PTS
◽️7 3PTM

📸@LawMurrayTheNU | @isaiahthomas pic.twitter.com/TrJmwH33Q4

— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) July 30, 2022

Thomas caught fire, hitting a minimum of seven triples in the sport. It wasn’t just beyond the arc that the 5-foot-9 combo guard showcased his skillset, though. IT also sliced through the defense on multiple occasion:

I.T. powers to the rack 😤

35 PTS and counting for @isaiahthomas within the @DrewLeague

Watch Now: https://t.co/VUH9HSFyIk pic.twitter.com/873RoWmvoH

— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2022

At one point, Isaiah Thomas even gifted us with a Dirk Nowitzki-like one-legged fadeaway jumper:

Isaiah Thomas with the one-legged fadeaway 👀

(via @NBA)pic.twitter.com/J4XAJNRUE5

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 30, 2022

The 2-time All-Star then capped off the show with a trademark triple:

I.T. putting the ending touches on his 45 point game at #TheDrew 🚒 pic.twitter.com/Aj0r2bpqIz

— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2022

Thomas hasn’t picked up much steam within the offseason to date with regard to his potential return to the NBA. This Drew League outing was an important opportunity for him to make his case, and in true Isaiah Thomas fashion, he made sure that he was going to make it count. If teams across the league weren’t being attentive before, then hopefully, this performance changes their minds.

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