Found February 21, 2012 on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog:
Isaiah Thomas is starting and tearing it up. Sacramento rookie point guard Isaiah Thomas has now strung together four strong games in a row. He's for real. In the Kings' 120-108 loss to the Miami Heat, Thomas looked fantastic, hitting 7-of-12 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 24 points. He filled it up with five 3-pointers, five assists and three rebounds. 

This followed Sunday's break-out performance: 23 points (8-16 FG and 4-5 FT), 11 assists, eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, a block and two turnovers in 43 minutes.

It was his third start of the season, and it's hard to envision him going back to the bench any time soon. The move to the starting lineup has made him a must-own player. As I write this, he's only owned in 35 percent of Yahoo leagues. He's topped 51.1 percent of ESPN leagues. Somehow, he's still a bit under-the-radar, but not for long.
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