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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 05:39:15 PM »

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I think he will but it will end quickly in hip pain
I read that his condition is degenerative and doesn't seem to go away without a full hip replacement

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 05:43:44 PM »

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I think he will but it will end quickly in hip pain
I read that his condition is degenerative and doesn't seem to go away without a full hip replacement

Degeneration takes place over several years, not all at once. He can play a few healthy seasons, depending on how the procedure and recovery goes.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2019, 05:44:20 PM »

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It's really hard to imagine a guy being an elite 30 ppg scorer just a year or two ago and then being out of the NBA so soon after.

But, with a player so small we're talking about a fairly small margin.

Maybe his hip condition is bad enough that it will only ever get worse and he will never improve.


I wouldn't be surprised, however, if ultimately he is able to get back to playing in the NBA, but only as a scoring guard for a bad team.  It's hard to imagine him being so brilliant again that a team is willing to overlook the problems he creates on defense.


It really hurts me to reach that conclusion, because I was a major proponent of IT and I really enjoyed his time on the Celts.  Super fun guy to root for.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 06:30:49 PM »

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I wonder if there's a universe where he doesn't really get totally healthy this season but gets himself right during the summer, Rozier walks in free agency, and the Celtics pick up IT on the cheap as a bench scorer and he makes a triumphant return.

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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2019, 06:34:07 PM »

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he ll be good as a normal person, play n with his kids , golf, everyday guy stuff .   

that was a close call ,  he could have survived a another year got a huge contractand then ended up like this . 

This might have retanked the celtics .

Fortunately Bron run Irving off and Danny jumped on the situation


He ll always be a favorite Celtic ,  he saved Boston from a long rebuild .  We got extra years of good basketball thanks to IT


Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 03:04:28 AM »

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he ll be good as a normal person, play n with his kids , golf, everyday guy stuff .   

that was a close call ,  he could have survived a another year got a huge contractand then ended up like this . 

This might have retanked the celtics .

Fortunately Bron run Irving off and Danny jumped on the situation


He ll always be a favorite Celtic ,  he saved Boston from a long rebuild .  We got extra years of good basketball thanks to IT

I hope he doesnít try to play if he physically canít, chasing NBA flyers and overseas money. I really hope he can stay healthy and it not be a detriment to his post-career quality of life.

He was such a fun player to watch, I hope he can return and entertain whatever fan base he plays for. You know he loves to ball.

As for whether the Celtics dodged a bullet, I donít know. Assuming he played out last season at full strength to earn the max, who knows, maybe we win a championship last season (Hayward never gets injured?). And if we gave him a huge contract and this happened, apply for the hardship, pay Rozier, and ride with Hayward and Horford as the leaders.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 03:23:57 AM »

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I hope he gets healthy and if possible collect some more good paychecks

Seeing guys like Wiggins or Mahinmi getting 10s of millions makes me sick. I don't blame them it was more of a matter of luck and timming. It feels unfair

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 10:03:46 AM »

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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 04:48:56 PM »

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I think he will but it will end quickly in hip pain
I read that his condition is degenerative and doesn't seem to go away without a full hip replacement

There is really no such actual factual information available on "his condition".   I follow Isaiah fairly closely and nowhere has his actual health information been released publicly.  Nor should it be.

Without that, anything you read is just idle speculation by people who have no real facts.  And the actual facts are important in making any kind of assessment here.   Without them, it's just wild guessing.  The variables around hip issues are huge and can lead to a wide range of outcomes.

He might never play again or he might come back close to 100%.  Or somewhere in the middle.  We won't know until it happens.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2019, 07:23:19 PM »

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Besides the physical aspect, what is his mental attitude?  Is he still thinking about the Brink's truck or will he be satisfied to be a bench scorer?  If the later, I think there would be significant interest. 

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 07:40:54 PM »

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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2019, 07:48:46 PM »

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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 08:06:50 AM »

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Season is now halfway over and he has not even started regular practices. If he doesn't get some burn this year it is hard to imagine him getting another contract in the offseason. Really feel bad for the guy. On the plus side it seems like he has been a strong leader in the lockerroom for Denver.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/12/02/isaiah-thomas-anticipates-nuggets-return/

Much better for him to sit this yea4 if heís not fully right than come back early and injure himself again. There will be teams willing to give him a chance on the vet min in think.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 09:59:19 AM »

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Donít think heíll ever get back to Boston IT version but he could be a good microwave scorer off the bench for a contender. With his leadership I think thatís his best option at this point. I donít think heís done as a player though.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 10:06:58 AM »

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Would like to see IT back in green, think coming off the bench may sting, but he could be a perfect scorer/spark for us.
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