Warriors: Isaiah Thomas wants to play for Golden State

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Free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas wants to play for the Golden State Warriors.

Since being waived earlier this season by the Los Angeles Clippers, Isaiah Thomas has been vocal about getting back into the league sooner rather than later. The free-agent guard showed interest in the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and now, the Golden State Warriors.

In a tweet Saturday night, Thomas proclaimed, “I need that Warriors action. I’ll come off the bench serving!!!”

Thomas is a player that many teams do not want to take a gamble on because of his looming injury history and poor play on the defensive end of the floor.

However, bringing in the former MVP candidate would be a low-risk, high-reward scenario for Golden State if they are indeed looking to bolster their bench ahead of next season.

Isaiah Thomas could provide an upgrade at the backup point guard position.

Although they ranked ninth in the league in bench points per game this season at 39.7, the backup point guard is an area they could use an upgrade at.

Rookie Ky Bowman showed potential this season, but if they are looking to contend at the highest level, the Warriors might want a solidified guard like Thomas running the second unit.

In 40 games this season, the 31-year-old averaged 12.2 points per game on 40.8 percent field goal shooting and an impressive 41.3 percent 3-point shooting.

Having this spark off the bench would be a significant bonus for Golden State, especially with their financial difficulties looming on the horizon.

With little to no spending money this upcoming offseason, especially with the coronavirus pandemic’s potential aftermath, Thomas could be an affordable option.

Before signing with the Denver Nuggets in the 2018 offseason, the guard told NBA.com’s Christopher Dempsey that money was at the bottom of his priority list moving forward.

"“The thing that I wanted was the opportunity to play, the opportunity to show who I am again, show the world what I being to the table. And, at the same time, just being able to have that opportunity. I didn’t care about the money. I didn’t care about none of that. I cared about being able to showcase my skills and be in a good environment.”"

Opportunity is something that Isaiah Thomas has not gotten since his historic run with the Boston Celtics. Since the start of the 2017 NBA season, Thomas has bounced around to four different teams and now finds himself sitting at home.

Whether or not the Warriors give him that opportunity he desires is the million-dollar question, but it would be an intriguing move in the bigger picture.

With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson set to return healthy, along with Draymond Green, newcomer Andrew Wiggins, and a potential top-five draft pick, this team will certainly be back in contention next season.

If they wish to strengthen this roster even further, the Warriors should take a look at Isaiah Thomas for an offensive spark off the bench.

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With big aspirations for 2020-21, the guard could be another viable piece to the puzzle if they so desire.