Believe this for us is a very important thing. Basketball. Have been growing. Progress.The Kings realized what the kid was doing, and constructed a plan to get him more floor time. 29 games into his rookie campaign, Isaiah Thomas got his first start. The Kings had moved Tyreke Evans, formerly a point guard, to the small forward position just to get Isaiah into the lineup, and it paid off. As a starter for 37 games Thomas averaged 14.8 points, 5.4 assists, while shooting 47.7% from the field and 40.6% from deep. Wildly impressive for the last pick in the draft. And in perhaps his most meaningful game of the year, when he went head to head with Kyrie Irving, the number 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the man they call “I.T.” impressed. Posting an eye popping 28 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds, Isaiah completely outplayed the man who would later win rookie of the year.