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

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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.