Isaiah Thomas had the best seasons of his career in Boston, especially in the 2016-17 season as he continued to shock the NBA world, leading the Celtics to the 1st seed with his elite offensive arsenal and playmaking abilities. Being in the conversation for MVP and making 2nd All-Team NBA at 5”9 was incredible to witness. However, this form came to an end after his severe hip injury and a trade deal sending him to Cleveland.
On the 24th of August, the Boston Celtics acquired All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 unprotected first-round pick.
Many debated who won the trade and it was hard to say. Everyone had different opinions on it and there wasn’t a clear winner. Until the season started. Because of his hip surgery, he did not play for the Cavaliers until weeks into the season. Then after 15 games with the team, they dealt him to the Los Angeles Lakers, reportedly because he wasn’t a good fit in the locker room.
The picture displays the longest season streak which they led them outright in scoring. An unusual stat that we haven’t seen much before, but credits to Isaiah for putting up a performance similar to the greats. It has only been one season past his MVP caliber form and there is no reason to believe Isaiah couldn't bring back that type of ability.
With Thomas just signing a veteran minimums contract to Denver Nuggets, it would be highly unlikely we would see anywhere near this type of play. Denver Nuggets seem focused to let their young players develop. Heavy minutes would be given to rising star Jamal Murray and many other at the guard position.
Although, IT could really bring some fire off the bench and provide some promising scoring. Denver just missed out on the playoffs last season and he could be the difference to help lead the young players to success.