Report: Isaiah Thomas headed to Suns in sign-and-trade

Friday July 11th, 2014

The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal to send Isaiah Thomas to Phoenix, according to Yahoo's Adrian WojnarowskiThomas will reportedly sign a four-year, $27 million contract. 

The Kings will receive second-year center Alex Oriakhi and a $7 million trade exception. 

Last year, Thomas seized the Kings' starting point guard job, averaging 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game in his third season in the league.

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The trade adds to Phoenix's crowded backcourt. Combo guard Goran Dragic, winner of the 2014 Most Improved Player award, is still under contract, and while Eric Bledsoe has drawn interest from several teams as a restricted free agent, the Suns plan to match any offer extended to him. Phoenix also drafted Syracuse star Tyler Ennis, another point guard, with the 18th pick in June's draft. 

- Dan Gartland 

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