The Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal that will land restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas a four-year, $27 million contract with the Suns, reports Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The Suns front-loaded the contract, earning Thomas $7.2 million in the first year and decreasing from there, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger.
Thomas joins a Suns backcourt that is crowded with both Goran Dragic and restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe able to run the position, but he could provide an off-the-bench scoring presence when either guard is on the bench. Bledsoe is still an available free agent, though the Suns will have the option of matching any offer sheet.
Thomas, the final pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, didn't take long to turn into the Sacramento Kings' starting point guard. This past season, he started 54 of 72 games played and averaged career bests of 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game on 45 percent shooting from the floor.
At 5'11 in shoes, Thomas has done everything possible to show his size won't hinder him as a starting point guard. He's been an improving three-point shooter but certainly relies upon and change-of-direction and bursts of speed to score or create for others.