Sacramento Kings PG Isaiah Thomas was putting up decent fantasy basketball numbers at the beginning of the year. He was averaging 17.1 points per game in the month of November to go along with a 4.3 assists per game. He was splitting time at the point with Greivis Vasquez, and as a result, Thomas was forced to come off the bench in most of the team’s games.
A couple weeks ago, though, Vasquez was dealt to the Toronto Raptors. The trade not only left Thomas in sole possession of the starting spot in Sacramento, but it also brought SF Rudy Gay over to the west coast. The forward has averaged 19.9 points per game since coming over and he has given Thomas another weapon to utilize on a nightly basis.
Thomas has been putting up absolutely astonishing fantasy numbers since becoming the team’s top one-gaurd. In the month of December alone, Thomas posted a gaudy 21.1 points with 7.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers per contest. Thomas also shot 85.3 % from the charity stripe last month to go along with an impressive 47% field goal percentage.
These are amazing numbers that rival some of the top place setters in fantasy. Most fantasy owners were ready to write off the veteran this off-season, as he was supposed to be sitting behind Vasquez all year, but Thomas has quickly emerged as a daily starting option in every fantasy format.