Isaiah Thomas had two games with Team USA to prove that he belongs back in the NBA. The former Boston Celtics guard did everything he could to do just that.
After scoring 19 points and shooting 55 percent from 3-point range against the Bahamas, Thomas had another strong game in Team USA's 96-75 win over Mexico in the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup qualifying round.
IT was able to get off to a quick start in the first quarter, totaling nine points and two assists, and showed more confidence driving to the hoop early, as seen by this highlight from the USA Basketball Twitter account.
And Thomas' passing was on point Saturday as well. His best play came when he hit former Celtic Brandon Bass on a beautiful no-look pass. That set up an easy two for Bass.
What a beautiful play.
Team USA finished qualifying play 6-0 and won both games that Thomas played in. Now, with the event over, we'll see if IT gets any interest from NBA teams looking to fill a need for scoring off the bench.
And as long as Thomas isn't signed with an NBA team, Boston Celtics fans will be clamoring for Danny Ainge to bring back the fan-favorite and the King of the Fourth.