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Isaiah Thomas A Leading Candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year

Former Washington Husky and current Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas has been lighting it up since he's seen an increase in minutes, taking his play to another level as a starter as well. Thomas is seen as likely candidate for Rookie of the Year honors along with guys like Cleveland's Kyrie Irving and even possibly Washington State Alum Klay Thompson.

Let's look a bit closer at some of Thomas' rookie resume and see why he is turning so many heads these days down in Sactown.

The Kings are 7-9 in games he Thomas has started, with two of those loses coming at the buzzer. Here is a closer look at some of his statistics:

Per the Sacramento Kings on Twitter

He is also averaging 10 points and three assists this season, but is averaging 13.5 points and 4.4 assists in his last 10 contests. Thomas is also second on NBA.com's rookie ladder, trailing only Irving for the top spot at the moment. Let's see if he can keep climbing in the final stretches of the season.

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