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Former King in the Fourth Isaiah Thomas on why he chose the G League for an NBA comeback

The Boston Celtics’ former King in the Fourth is back in the NBA ecosystem. There’s much buzz in the league media on how Isaiah Thomas has signed a deal to play for the Utah Jazz’ developmental affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars. It is inked for the rest of this season as he gears up for a push to return to an NBA roster for the postseason.

“Ultimately I’m just fighting for an opportunity, I’m just trying to show teams that I’m still able to produce on the court, but I’m also most importantly, I’m able to teach these young guys,” explained the man himself in a recent interview on “FanDuel’s Run It Back” podcast.

As to why he is electing to pursue a comeback via the G League instead of playing overseas, Thomas revealed it was more than a basketball decision.

“Overseas is really dope,” he said. “I see those games, I love the game of basketball. It’s just at this point in my life, with my family and my kids, it’d be really hard to go overseas, unless they were giving out 10-day contracts, and then I could make it happen.”

“I think this is the quickest route to get back in the NBA, and to get on a playoff roster by the end of the season,” IT added.

Fans of the Celtics can’t help but wonder if he might be a good fit for Boston’s 15th roster spot. But even if that unlikely pairing does not come to fruition, we wish him the best in getting back to the league he loves so much.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire