Rumor: An Isaiah Thomas reunion with the Celtics is on the table
Isaiah Thomas is looking for his next team. Could a reunion with the Boston Celtics be on the table?
Apparently, yes it is, according to Marc Stein’s latest.
Here’s what Stein has to say about Thomas and the Celtics:
Boston, I’m told, has interest in an Isaiah Thomas reunion, with new Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens known to be one of Thomas’ biggest fans.
Thomas’ NBA career has gone downhill since he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Kyrie Irving deal. Injuries have hampered him as he has bounced around the NBA. The veteran guard has also spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans in recent years. He appeared in three games for the Pelicans this past season.
Of course, Thomas was a star during his days in Boston. He went to consecutive All-Star Games in 2016 and 2017, and he was one of the best clutch scorers in the NBA in the 2016-17 season. He put up nearly 29 points per game that season during a truly incredible campaign for the franchise.
Thomas doesn’t have that kind of scoring in him anymore, but he could potentially be a scorer off the bench in a backup point guard role. The Celtics currently have Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard in place as the primary point guards, and they’re looking at several options in free agency to improve the position.
At the very least, Thomas returning would bring plenty of nostalgia.