NBA News Roundup, Thursday, September 19th: Washington Wizards won't sign a replacement for Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Durant 'wasn't feeling' Steve Kerr in Golden State and more
#2 Washington Wizards unlikely to sign a replacement for Isaiah Thomas
The Washington Wizards signed Isaiah Thomas as a cover for the injured John Wall earlier this summer, although the former Boston Celtics star has recently undergone surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb and will miss the start of the 2019-20 season. Despite Thomas' setback, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington is reporting that the team has no plans to sign a replacement point guard:
Thomas will miss all of training camp, the preseason and possibly several weeks of the regular season. Despite their current issues at point guard, the Wizards do not have plans to bring in significant reinforcements, according to a source.
Thomas has struggled with injuries over the past few years, and the 30-year-old played just 12 games for the Nuggets last season. Without Wall and Thomas, the Wizards may have to field the undrafted Justin Robinson.