Just a few short years ago, Isaiah Thomas was the face of the Boston Celtics. He was one of the most lethal scorers in the game and ended up being traded in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. Since then, his career has been derailed by injuries.
Now, Thomas seems to be getting stronger and back to full health. He is going to look to sign with a team that he can contribute to. Could a return to the Celtics be in order for Thomas?
Kriel Ibarrola of Clutch Points listed the top three potential landing spots for Thomas this offseason. Among them were the Celtics and a reunion with the city that the short star loved so much.
He could play as back-up for Kemba Walker and ensure the Cs don’t lose much scoring production whenever he takes a breather or figures in an off night. Defenses also won’t be able to commit fully to Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, considering Thomas is a gifted shooter.
Thomas played in 40 games for the Washington Wizards last season, starting in 37 of them. He averaged 12.2 points per game to go along with 3.7 assists. In addition to those numbers, he shot 40.8 percent from the floor and 41.3 percent from the three-point line.
Obviously, from those numbers, it is clear that Thomas can still score. He can shoot at a high level and he can also create shots for his teammates.
Joining the Celtics would make a lot of sense. Thomas is loved in the city and the Celtics could use a quality backup point guard. Coming off of the bench in a scoring role would suit the 31-year-old perfectly.
Only time will tell if Boston has interest in bringing Thomas back. However, if he is back to full health, there is absolutely zero reason why they should be against the idea.
Expect to hear rumors about Isaiah Thomas this offseason. The Celtics are without a doubt a potential landing spot and this could be something to watch.