Isaiah Thomas

Cleveland Cavaliers

Isaiah Thomas bitter about being traded

"I might not ever talk to Danny [Ainge] again. That might not happen," said Thomas. "I’ll talk to everybody else. But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don’t do that, bro. That’s not right. I’m not saying eff you. But every team in this situation comes out a year or two later and says, ‘We made a mistake.’ That’s what they’ll say, too." Thomas won't be making his Cleveland debut until January, but he could be flirting with first-round value once he's fully up to speed, making his return to Boston on February 11 an intriguing day to play IT2 in DFS.

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  • Isaiah Thomas bitter about being traded

    "I might not ever talk to Danny [Ainge] again. That might not happen," said Thomas. "I’ll talk to everybody else. But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don’t do that, bro. That’s not right. I’m not saying eff you. But every team in this situation comes out a year or two later and says, ‘We made a mistake.’ That’s what they’ll say, too." Thomas won't be making his Cleveland debut until January, but he could be flirting with first-round value once he's fully up to speed, making his return to Boston on February 11 an intriguing day to play IT2 in DFS.

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  • Isaiah Thomas (hip) targeting January return

    Thomas and the Cavs have been dodging questions about his hip for weeks, but the PG has started on-court activities and we finally have an idea of his timetable. There are 36 games before the end of the calendar year, so Thomas could miss nearly half the season if this timetable holds up. His ADP should plummet following this report, while Derrick Rose should open the season as the starting PG.

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  • Report: Trade talk between CLE-BOS 'serious'

    The teams are still fine tuning the deal, but initial reports indicate that Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic would also be included in the package that Boston would send to Cleveland in exchange for Irving. In terms of fantasy hoops, both Thomas and Crowder would likely lose value with the Cavs, as Thomas could be forced into a timeshare situation with Derrick Rose and Crowder might not even start in Cleveland.

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  • BOS doesn't have timetable for Isaiah Thomas

    "He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September," said Stevens of Thomas. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe." Thomas opted to let the labral tear in his right hip heal naturally, which has involved a fairly lengthy recovery period, but most reports up to this point have indicated that he'll be ready for camp.

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  • Thomas 'very confident' he'll get max money

    Thomas will make just $6.3 million next season, an incredible value for the Celtics considering he'll likely be among the league's leading scorers once again. "I deserve [the max]," said Thomas. "I put the work in, and you can put me down against any guard in the NBA. My numbers are up there with the best players in the world, and my team is winning." The Celtics can offer approximately $177 million over five years. Considering Kyle Lowry got $100 million over three years, it's unlikely the C's offer Thomas the max.

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  • Isaiah Thomas to be ready for training camp?

    He opted not to have surgery this offseason and added that he's already started shooting and working on his cardio. "The hip is great," Thomas said. "It’s going well. Rehabbing it, but it’s going well. It’s a real slow rehab process, but it’s getting better and that’s what it’s all about." The Celtics have a lot more firepower after acquiring Gordon Hayward this summer, so Thomas' fantasy value could take a slight hit after posting monster averages of 28.9 points, 5.9 dimes and 3.2 triples last season.

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  • Isaiah Thomas will not require hip surgery

    "Isaiah is making good progress," Ainge said. "He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely." Thomas was forced out of the playoffs after severely aggravating his rip hip injury during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but he's been evaluated by multiple hip specialist since and it sounds like he'll be fine after some rest and relaxation. Thomas probably won't be a first-round talent next season with Gordon Hayward now in Boston, but he should still be able to flirt with top-25 value.

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  • Isaiah Thomas (hip) hasn't had appointment

    Based on the reports over the last two months, Thomas is unlikely to need surgery on his hip. On Friday, coach Brad Stevens said Thomas is feeling better, which isn't much of an update. Usually, players opt to have surgery earlier in the offseason to help them get to rehab sooner, so hopefully IT will be ready in October.

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  • Isaiah Thomas will demand a max contract

    "I'm a max [contract] guy, so I deserve the max," Thomas said. "They know they've got to bring the Brinks truck out." Thomas has one year left of his four-year, $27 million deal, so he was one of the most underpaid stars in the league and it's understandable that he wants to cash in. The Celtics already have two max contract players in Gordon Hayward and Al Horford, so they gave Avery Bradley away for cheap because of Thomas' upcoming free agency. Thomas envisions himself in Boston for the foreseeable future and said he wants to bring home a championship, so he sounds confident that the Celtics will give him a max deal.

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  • Stevens says surgery unlikely for Thomas

    "Every indication is that he feels good and will be ready to go," said Stevens when asked for an update on Thomas. Thomas is scheduled for another checkup sometime next week, but this shouldn't be anything that impacts his status for the 2017-18 season. In his second full season with the Celtics, Thomas produced first-round value behind averages of 28.9 points, 5.9 dimes and 3.2 triples per contest, so he'll make for a fine early-round selection on draft day.

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