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The former MVP contender for 2017 has signed with the G League club of the Utah Jazz, bringing him back to the NBA.

After signing with the Salt Lake City Stars, the Utah Jazz’s G League club, two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas is back in the NBA.

The 35-year-old guard played 17 games with the Charlotte Hornets in 2022, his final NBA season. In 12.9 minutes per game, the seasoned player scored 8.3 points on 43.3 percent of his field goals and 39.7 percent of his three-pointers.

Thomas had brief spells with the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers twice, and Denver Nuggets—including their G League club Grand Rapids Gold—prior to joining Charlotte. In addition, he had brief stints with the Washington Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans following his trade from the Boston Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the historic trade for Kyrie Irving in the summer of 2017.

After averaging 24.7 points throughout his many All-Star seasons in Boston, and following his highly anticipated top-five MVP performance in 2017 with 28.9 points, 5.9 assists, 46.3 percent shooting, and 37.9 from three, Thomas has expressed a strong desire for further opportunities to demonstrate that he still possesses those skills. In addition, he led the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring in 2016–17, cementing his place as one of the greatest players in history, second only to Kobe Bryant.

Former Celtics general manager Danny Ainge sold Thomas to Cleveland in order to get Irving because he was concerned about Thomas’ serious hip injury. Thomas was displeased with his previous President of Basketball Operations before purportedly buried the hatchet with Ainge; the two have since reconciled in Utah.

After suffering a serious hip injury, the previous MVP contender has changed drastically. Thomas has the opportunity to generate and obtain gauged interest in the open market.

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