The guard has not played in the NBA since February 2020. That season, he averaged 12.2 points in 23.1 minutes and hit a career-high 41.3% of his three-pointers with Washington.
“I love him. I love what he’s about,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks told Beck in February. “And he did just that. What he did to prepare for a game—a month of NBA games, a year of NBA games—is pretty remarkable. He spent all day to get his body and his mind right. He was fighting every day.”
Thomas was a two-time All-Star with the Celtics but then bounced around the league despite being one of the strongest fourth-quarter players in the league.
He has played in just 84 games since leaving Boston after the 2017-18.
“I've been the last pick. I've seen the bottom,” Thomas said to Beck. “I’ve seen the top—being an MVP [contender], an All-Star. And I’m back on the bottom now. I just need my foot in the door. Like I said when I got drafted: All I need is a chance. I'll do the rest.”