There is something about a 5’9″ point guard and Brad Stevens that just works. To be fair, the sample size of this statistic is just one, but the point still stands. Isaiah Thomas is at his best when he is in a Celtics uniform.
The Celtics know it, the entire NBA knows it, even Isaiah Thomas knows it. That is why he is not being secretive about his future plans. Thomas becomes a unrestricted free agent this summer and his mind is set firmly on a return to Boston. Confirmed by this video:
Fan: “No fourth quarter has been the same here without you, man.”
Isaiah Thomas: “I’ll be back.”
Isaiah Thomas is either making his triumphant return to the city that loves him or quoting a line from his favorite movie.
I won’t get into why the Celtics got rid of IT in the first place, but basically he was up for a max contract that they could not give him. It was strictly business and Boston has even made a tribute video they showed before last night’s game to show that there is no bad blood.
If Boston is known for one thing, it is for the system players on the professional teams. Only difference for IT, his case actually has stats and logic to back it up. He was simply a better player in Boston. Now, it is time for a return to the Celtics and a return to greatness.