The Phoenix Suns recently executed a sign-and-trade for Isaiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings. After starting 153 out of 216 games the last three seasons since being the last pick in the 2011 draft, Thomas wasn't really wanted by the Kings anymore. At least, he wasn't wanted for the price it was assumed Thomas was going to command on the restricted free agency market. The Kings went out and signed Darren Collison to replace him before any real traction was out there with Thomas and other teams. This didn't sit well with Thomas, according to Bob Young of the Arizona Republic. After three years of having to claw his way into the starting lineup and fend off another challenger to replace him time after time, Thomas says he felt "very disrespected" by the Kings and is ready for something special coming with the Suns.
Isaiah Thomas on the Kings: 'I felt very disrespected'
CBS Sports | Jul 24