Isaiah Thomas (quad) made a surprising return to action on Sunday, starting at PG and finishing with 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, three rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes.
The Scoop:Thomas had been targeting a return on Wednesday but he felt good during pre-game warmups and decided to suit up with the training staff's blessing. He looked great in the first quarter and the only real problem seemed to be his conditioning, so he should be fine for Wednesday's season finale.
The Scoop:Thomas wasn't expected to play this weekend and he's been targeting a Wednesday return, but it's encouraging that he'll at least try to warm up. If he doesn't play, rookie Ray McCallum will once again play all the minutes he can handle at PG.
The Scoop:Thomas feels good enough to suit up but coach Mike Malone may take the cautious route and bench him again, before starting him in Wednesday's finale. Most fantasy owners are probably riding Ray McCallum at this point, especially since IT2 wasn't expected to return this weekend, so this may throw a wrench in the works.
The Scoop:Thomas was originally ruled out, then listed as doubtful, then questionable, and now he's starting. He may not play a ton of minutes in his first game back after a long absence, but it's still good news for the Kings and anyone who held onto him despite his injury and the threat of him being shut down for the year.