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News broke on Tuesday that former Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas was signing with the Utah Jazz's G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars, per a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Two days later, he led his new team to a 127-116 win, generating a game-high 32 points.

The 35-year-old guard last played in the NBA in 2022, appearing in 17 games with the Charlotte Hornets. The two-time All-Star averaged 8.3 points, shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 39.7 from three-point range in 12.9 minutes per contest in his tenure in the Queen City.

As he aims to earn another opportunity in the NBA, Thomas went on Run It Back on FanDuel TV, where he shared his multiple motivations for returning to the G League, where he produced 41.3 points per contest in three games with the Denver Nuggets' affiliate, Grand Rapids Gold, during the 2021-22 campaign.

"Ultimately, I'm just fighting for an opportunity," voiced Thomas. "I'm just trying to show teams that I'm still able to produce on the court, but I'm also, most importantly, I'm able to teach these young guys."

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