Isaiah Thomas gives inside information about Marcus Smart: ‘He flops’
During his media session, the two-time All-Star was talking about former teammate Marcus Smart. IT, via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington, made sure to remind everyone about something we already knew about Smart:
Isaiah Thomas was asked about his return to Boston on Wednesday. When discussing his former teammate Marcus Smart, IT said: “He flops.”
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) November 11, 2019
Obviously, this is all in fun and jest. Thomas has nothing but love for everything Boston now that he’s healthy again.
IT will make his first return to Boston as a starter. It has been quite the ride for Thomas since his career 2016-17 season with the Celtics nearly two years ago.
In that partricular season, Thomas finished third in MVP voting. He boasted averages of 28.9 points and 5.9 assists with 46-38-91 percent shooting splits, all while leading Boston to the top seed of the Eastern Conference. IT’s season was highlighted by his gutsy 53-point performance in Game 2 of their second-round series against (ironically) his current team, the Washington Wizards.
Unfortunately, after pouring his heart out for Boston, the Celtics traded away Thomas during the offseason to the Cleveland Cavaliers, getting Kyrie Irving back in the process. Since then, Thomas has dealt with numerous injury issues and has never returned to the MVP form he had during his career year with the Celts.
Thomas initially expressed disdain for the move. However, the 30-year old has since moved on.
This year, Thomas seems to have found a pretty nice spot in the nation’s capital. It didn’t take long for the two-time All-Star to snag the starting spot in Washington. In six games (and three starts) so far, Thomas is averaging 13.2 points and 6.6 assists in 22.7 minutes per game.
Tuesday night is going to be another emotional moment for IT in his beloved Boston.