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Isaiah Thomas returns to Wizards tonight from thumb surgery, expected to play

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 7: Isaiah Thomas #4 of Washington Wizards looks on during the game against the New York Knicks during pre-season on October 7, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Isaiah Thomas is trying to get healthy and contribute on the court again, and the basketball gods have not cooperated. Ready to prove he was past his hip and other issues, Thomas injured his thumb and needed surgery, which kept him out of training camp.

He is back tonight and expected to play for Washington in San Antonio.

This is good news for Washington and coach Scott Brooks, who are counting on Thomas to split time at the point guard spot with Ish Smith. The Wizards could use the additional shot creation and scoring punch, and Thomas chose to come to Washington for the chance to get meaningful run.

The Wizards are 1-1 on the young season, getting the great play expected from Bradley Beal but with Tomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura playing surprisingly well alongside him.