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Isaiah Thomas reunion with Celtics hit with harsh reality by Brad Stevens

Celtics, Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas

The Boston Celtics need a lot of help right now. The 2021-22 season has been nothing but disappointing for them. Their offense sputters more often than it roars and the team seems to be missing an edge. One player who can help Boston fix these issues is an old friend, Isaiah Thomas.

Although Thomas will never be the fringe superstar he was in his Celtics heyday, he has been signed twice by teams in dire need of players. He played minimally in those opportunities with the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, but he has still shown enough to warrant consideration for a spot on an NBA roster.

The possibility of Thomas returning was shut down by Brad Stevens, who coached him during his days as a Celtic. Now, as the team’s president of basketball operations, Stevens didn’t sound too eager to bring Thoms back when asked about it on the Toucher and Rich show:

The Celtics did sign former Celtic and All-Star Joe Johnson to a 10-day contract, but he scored just one bucket and was not re-signed. Getting Thomas back should still be something Stevens considers if Boston needs to sign players with hardship exemptions. Marcus Smart appreciates Thomas’ work ethic, and the veteran could benefit the locker room.

While bringing Thomas back would be a heartwarming sight, it probably wouldn’t do too much for Boston. Thomas isn’t likely to slide into a leading role again. If he does, it’ll likely be because of injuries. Still, while his days of being the king of the fourth quarter are well behind him, he may have at least something to offer this Celtics team.