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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2019, 12:32:33 PM »

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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/

I genuinely hope so. I have a lot of time for IT. He's the type of player you want to have on your team, loyal and gives his all when he's there. Unfortunately he learned the hard way about the transactional nature of professional sport, and that while players are quickly accused of being disloyal to a team if they want to move, when teams move a loyal player for someone better/different it's just business.

And to top it off you have people laughing at him/mocking him for his misfortune because he dared to voice out what he wanted for himself.

After what happened to him I can't blame any player, whether it was LeBum, or AD, or KD, for wanting to move somewhere before they decline and get moved. Gotta look out for yourself as nobody will look out for you, in the NBA as in real life.

Exactly my thoughts...how any Celtic fan can make fun of IT injury is beyond me. Players should focus on themselves first just like the team does. Who cares about loyalty to a city or organization.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2019, 09:44:02 PM »

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Looks like IT may debut tomorrow against the Kings.  His decision which he will make sort of as a game time decision.  He is officially listed as questionable.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2019, 01:17:44 AM »

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I hope he has a great debut! He deserves some luck. I hope they don't just bring him on for garbage time.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2019, 01:26:35 AM »

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Looks like IT may debut tomorrow against the Kings.  His decision which he will make sort of as a game time decision.  He is officially listed as questionable.

good for him! ball out big man!
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2019, 03:28:07 AM »

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It would be so great to see him pouring in 20 regularly off the bench.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2019, 03:53:12 AM »

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If everything goes as planned and we trade for Davis this offseason, I'd love to get Thomas back on a mid level exception if he can prove his health. Stevens has proven that he is the best coach to hide Thomas' deficiencies.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2019, 04:29:00 AM »

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If everything goes as planned and we trade for Davis this offseason, I'd love to get Thomas back on a mid level exception if he can prove his health. Stevens has proven that he is the best coach to hide Thomas' deficiencies.

Not really. Isaiah is still a liability on defense because of his height.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2019, 04:42:28 AM »

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If everything goes as planned and we trade for Davis this offseason, I'd love to get Thomas back on a mid level exception if he can prove his health. Stevens has proven that he is the best coach to hide Thomas' deficiencies.

Not really. Isaiah is still a liability on defense because of his height.

The last sample size was as a starter, I am talking about as a 6th or 7th man...hopefully next to Smart. He could be a better version of Eddie House on the 08 team, he's close with the guys on the team and he would restore Ainge's reputation after the Irving trade incident.
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2019, 01:47:14 PM »

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IT is active tonight against his old team the Kings.  Really happy for him, wish him the best.  And am glad he's part of a really good team.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2019, 02:15:43 PM »

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30 years old.  Bad hip.  Nearly two years on the shelf.  It won't be easy for him to return to form but after what he did in Boston, especially 2016-17, I am not going to doubt him.

28.9 pts/gm on 19.4 shots per game, that is really amazing efficiency for a volume scorer/go to guy.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2019, 02:19:15 PM »

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If the Celtics can't make the finals, my next choice would be for IT to hit a game 7 game winner against either the Bucks or Toronto.  However, I think Denver has no chance. 

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2019, 02:34:01 PM »

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If everything goes as planned and we trade for Davis this offseason, I'd love to get Thomas back on a mid level exception if he can prove his health. Stevens has proven that he is the best coach to hide Thomas' deficiencies.

Maybe we get IT back if Kyrie leaves  :angel:
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2019, 02:47:47 PM »

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If everything goes as planned and we trade for Davis this offseason, I'd love to get Thomas back on a mid level exception if he can prove his health. Stevens has proven that he is the best coach to hide Thomas' deficiencies.

Not really. Isaiah is still a liability on defense because of his height.
He’s taller when he plays for Stevens.

Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2019, 02:56:38 PM »

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If the Celtics can't make the finals, my next choice would be for IT to hit a game 7 game winner against either the Bucks or Toronto.  However, I think Denver has no chance.

Don't even think Denver would even get out of the West...
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Re: Is Isaiah Thomas ever going to play in NBA again?
« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2019, 03:04:51 PM »

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30 years old.  Bad hip.  Nearly two years on the shelf.  It won't be easy for him to return to form but after what he did in Boston, especially 2016-17, I am not going to doubt him.

28.9 pts/gm on 19.4 shots per game, that is really amazing efficiency for a volume scorer/go to guy.

I think his heart and talent can get him back to being an impact player. Maybe not the 2017 campaign level, because that was a truly legendary season. But I wouldn’t rule out being a 20ppg scorer again if given the playing time.

Look at Rose in MIN after all his injuries. And Rose relied more on athleticism than IT, who is definitely more talented.
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