Free-agent point guard Isaiah Thomas will meet with the Phoenix Suns on Friday night and Saturday, The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reported Thursday.
The 25-year-old Thomas is a restricted free agent, and the Sacramento Kings will have the right to match any offer sheet Thomas signs. The Suns' interest is curious, given the fact they already have two point guards who could be part of their starting lineup — Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. They also drafted Tyler Ennis out of Syracuse with their first-round pick.
The Suns, according to the report, are intent on keeping Bledsoe by matching any offer sheet he signs. The Kings, however, haven't signaled the same about Thomas. According to multiple reports, Thomas has garnered interest from the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, and Los Angeles Lakers, among others.
With the Kings last season, Thomas averaged 20.6 points and 6.3 assists per game. He started 54 of the 72 games in which he played.
In separate Suns-related news, the team agreed to a deal to bring back swingman P.J. Tucker. The Suns are looking to improve on a year during which they shocked the basketball world by going 48-34 and contending for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference, despite little to no expectations heading into the season.
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