Former All-Star interested in joining Milwaukee Bucks after Lillard trade

Jan 28, 2020; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2020; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The Milwaukee Bucks have been the main headline of the NBA world for the last few days following their blockbuster acquisition of Damian Lillard from Portland. Milwaukee hasn’t always been known as an attractive spot, but that could change with the superstar duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lillard.

One former All-Star guard has been keeping his eyes on the roster structure of the team. Isaiah Thomas posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) asking if the Bucks need a backup at the point guard position

Isaiah Thomas hints at interest in joining the Milwaukee Bucks following acquisition of Damian Lillard

Thomas has been one of the great underdog stories in recent memory. The guard out of Washington was the final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Despite being just 5’9″, Thomas made a name for himself in the league.

He is most remembered for his time with the Boston Celtics. After being an All-Star in the 2015-16 season with the Celtics, Thomas followed that up with a career year in 2016-17, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game.

With his recent post, the 34-year-old free agent is still interested in playing in the NBA. He last played for the Charlotte Hornets in 2022.

The interest may become mutual if the team has seen the post. The only backup point guard options on the team’s roster as of now are on two-way contracts. Some players on the Bucks are capable of being the backup to Lillard, but they are not true point guards.

Thomas would be worth a shot for the Bucks. The team has many options, even if it doesn’t work out in their favor. The free agent market is always open, and they could convert their two-way contracts if it goes horribly for Thomas.

Playing with the most lethal duo in the NBA could be what Thomas needs for his NBA resurgence. Most of the attention will be on Antetokounmpo and Lillard and will create open looks for Thomas, making him a valuable piece to play alongside or back up Lillard.

They also have plenty of other players who can fill it up, such as Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Bobby Portis, who can take the defense’s attention off Thomas to set up open shots. It would be good to try Thomas as the backup PG. The team will be among one of the league’s best either way.

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