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NBA: Isaiah Thomas not ruling out move to Europe

The two-time All-Star, who failed to earn a contract with the Pelicans in April, says he will have to "look at options overseas" if he can't find a team in the NBA.

NBA: Isaiah Thomas not ruling out move to Europe
Maddie MeyerAFP

Since his 10-day contract at the New Orleans Pelicans came to an end in April, Isaiah Thomas hasn’t found another team, and the two-time All-Star isn’t ruling out crossing the pond.

"If the NBA isn't an option, I've got to look at options overseas"

"The ultimate goal is to get back in the NBA," Thomas said this week, according to AP reporter Tim Reynolds. "I just love playing the game of basketball. So, obviously at some point, if the NBA isn’t an option, I’ve got to look at options overseas."

Thomas still playing for USA despite lack of NBA action

Despite not being active in the NBA, the former Boston Celtics star is playing for the United States national team in qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.

In the USA’s latest game, against Cuba, the point guard scored 21 points and sealed victory with a decisive three-pointer 13 seconds from the end.

Thomas, 32, wouldn’t be the first player to move to Europe after failing to find a team in the US, and wouldn’t be lacking in suitors.

He would follow in the recent footsteps of other former NBA players such as Kenneth Faried, who joined CSKA Moscow last month, and Donta Hall, who moved to AS Monaco in August.


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