Sacramento Kings Reportedly Making Isaiah Thomas Available In Trade Talks

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Sacramento Kings Reportedly Making Isaiah Thomas Available In Trade Talks
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Update 2 (12:17 a.m. ET):

According to James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom, Thomas' MRI came back negative. He won't be missing any time. 

 

Update 1 (10:10 p.m. ET):

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Thomas has been suffering from strained ligaments in his shooting wrist.

While the injury has been deemed minor, it could have an impact on his trade value. Thomas hits restricted free agency this summer. Per Wojnarowski:

Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas has strained ligaments in his shooting wrist, an MRI revealed, and further complications could lead to him missing time, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Despite the recent diagnosis, Thomas has been determined to play through the pain, sources told Yahoo Sports. Nevertheless, there could come a time in the near future when Thomas could need to consider procedural remedies for the wrist, sources said.

The wrist issue is considered "a short-term nuisance," one source said, and will have no long-term bearing on Thomas' career.

 

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The Sacramento Kings haven't been shy this season when it comes to wheeling and dealing, but it sounds like their most shocking move may still go down in the coming days. 

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, third-year point guard Isaiah Thomas is being made available in talks to further enhance the roster. 

The news of Thomas being shopped around league-wide, in the middle of a career season, comes a day after Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported a similar nugget. According to Spears, the Kings made a push for Boston Celtics' point man Rajon Rondo and offered a package headlined by Thomas and rookie Ben McLemore. 

26. Boston Celtics (19-35; last week's ranking: 26): Source said Sacramento offered Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and a pick for Rajon Rondo. Rondo wasn’t interested in re-signing with Sacramento.

Sacramento failed to lure in its coveted star, but it seems as if management is continuing to use Thomas as bait for an even flashier name. 

Through the first half of 2013-14, Thomas has been enjoying a breakout season as the starting point man. He's averaging 20 points and six assists on 44 percent shooting. The team dealt Greivis Vasquez earlier in the season to free up the starting job for the University of Washington product. 

As it turns out, perhaps it was solely to showcase him for rival front offices. 

Thomas just turned 25 this month and is playing for the minimum salary this season. He's set to hit restricted free agency this summer.

It's unclear who Sacto has reached out to, besides Boston, with a potential Thomas deal, but after landing Rudy Gay and former second-overall pick Derrick Williams in trades already this season, it's clear that Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro doesn't mind grabbing the headlines through trade activity. 

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