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After signing a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, point guard Isaiah Thomas is hoping to regain his spot as a top player, per HoopsHype:

“This free-agency period was all about opportunity. That’s what it came down to and what it was all about for me: being put in a position where I can be successful and having a big enough opportunity to show the world that I can still play at a high level. When the Wizards called and showed interest, with John Wall being out possibly the whole year, that seemed like a big opportunity for me to be able to showcase that I’m 100 percent healthy and that I can still play at the high level that I’m used to playing at. That was the biggest thing – that was the only thing – coming into this free agency. I’m excited. I’m excited just to join this Wizards team and I can’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Last season, the 30-year-old averaged 8.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.