Celtics’ Al Horford says Isaiah Thomas was one of the reasons he came to Boston in 2016
The Boston Celtics made one of the greatest success stories in recent memory when they turned All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas from the last pick in the 2011 Draft to an MVP candidate during his brief tenure with the team. Veteran forward Al Horford knew how good IT was, and said he’s one of the reasons why he joined the team.
— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) March 16, 2019
Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics to the best record in the East back in the 2016-17 season. Despite being just 5-foot-9, the former 60th overall pick showed a lot of heart that season and even played in the playoffs after knowing that his sister died from a car accident.
Unfortunately, Thomas suffered a hip injury that caused him to sit out the rest of that year’s playoffs, which resulted in Boston losing in the Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Following that year, Thomas was traded to the Cavaliers from Kyrie Irving, and his career went downhill from that point forward.
Thomas joined the Denver Nuggets last summer despite still recovering from the hip injury he suffered during his MVP season. He made his debut for the team last month, but it was announced a couple of days ago that he will no longer be part of the rotation.
Boston will be going up against Denver on Monday, and it is expected that Celtics fans will show their appreciation of Thomas if he does travel with the team.