It’s fair to say that Isaiah Thomas spent the most successful years of his career as a Boston Celtic. Now, many basketball fans are wondering if a comment he left on an Instagram post Tuesday night means he could be headed back to play for the franchise again.
Thomas, who was an All-Star for the Celtics in both 2016 and 2017, was traded by the team as part of the Kyrie Irving deal ahead of last season. But between a hip injury and a failure to gel with LeBron James, Thomas lasted in Cleveland less than one season. He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, who do not want to sign him as a free agent.
Last week, it was rumored that Thomas could be headed to Orlando to play for the Magic – but that seems to have fallen through.
Tuesday night, Thomas, after running into NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely, posted a comment on an Instagram post the two took together. Thomas asked Blakely to “tell Boston” he’d be willing to come back on a one-year deal.
Isaiah Thomas trying to engineer his way back to Boston?
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) July 11, 2018
Many forget that during the 2016-2017 NBA season, Thomas was a legitimate MVP candidate – averaging 28.9 points points per game. He led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals as well.
Thomas, in his career, has played for the Sacramento Kings, the Phoenix Suns, the Celtics, Cavaliers and Lakers. It’ll be interesting to see where his next stop winds up being.