Your morning cup o’ Kings: Isaiah Thomas

The best part of waking up, is Kings youtube videos in your cup.  Today we’ve got a double dose of rookie point guard Isaiah Thomas out of Washington.  Last season, the Sacramento Kings brought in world traveler Pooh Jeter to mix up the tempo off the bench.  Unfortunately, Jeter got lost in the shuffle, leading the Kings to decline the second year option on his contract.  Isaiah Thomas will get a chance to fill this role for the 2011-12 Sacramento Kings.  Although similar in stature, there is a huge difference in play style between Pooh and Isaiah.  Where Jeter liked to use his mid-range game, Thomas is an attacking guard who can score inside or outside.

Like yesterday’s star, Tyler Honeycutt, Isaiah Thomas fell into the second round of the 2011 NBA draft, so he has an uphill battle in front of him.  During the NBA combine, players are measured with and without shoes.  In Isaiah’s case, they may need to measure him with and without the chip on his shoulder.

Video after the jump…

There is plenty of footage of this pint sized dynamo, so we will highlight two of his best assets:  his flair for the dramatic, followed by an example of his incredible athleticism.  Grab a cup of joe, relax and enjoy the amazing Isaiah Thomas.

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About: James Ham

James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.