Most of that’s because junior guard Isaiah Thomas stepped into Gaddy’s role and thrived. The 5-8 playmaker’s averaging 20.2 points, 9.2 assists, 3 turnovers and is hitting 47 percent of his shots in the six games without Gaddy.
Even better, he’s turning center Matthew Bryan-Amaning into a reliable post threat. He went for 30 and 9 in Saturday’s win against Arizona State, and is averaging 19.2 points an outing since Gaddy’s injury. Not bad.
But this comparison by the Seattle Times’ Percy Allen might be carrying things a bit too far:
Since Thomas took over the point guard duties, he and Bryan-Amaning have formed a destructive duo. In many ways, they’re the modern day John Stockton and Karl Malone.
Destructive duo? Yes. Hall of Fame duo? Let’s let Winston Wolf answer that.
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