Isaiah Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Isaiah Thomas re-emphasizes desire for max contract: 'I deserve it'

    Boston Herald "Isaiah Thomas hasn't been shy about his desire to get max contract money next summer, and he's confident it will happen. The Celtics guard, whose contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 season, re-emphasized to the Herald on Saturday why he deserves a big payday. With other point guards..." August 07

  • Isaiah Thomas says hip feels 'great,' should be ready for training camp

    Boston Herald "Isaiah Thomas isn't concerned about his injured hip, and the Celtics point guard said he should be ready to go by the start of training camp next month. Thomas said he's been just resting since his injured hip forced him out of the Eastern Conference Finals in May, but that he recently got back..." August 06

  • Celtics' Danny Ainge says Isaiah Thomas will not require hip surgery

    Boston Globe "Hip surgery has been ruled out for Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Wednesday. Ainge said that Thomas, who severely aggravated an injury to his right hip during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, has resumed light on-court work and..." July 26

  • Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder & the Nets #1 Pick in 2018?

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and the first thing everyone needs to remember is that in today’s NBA, teams never get fair value when their star wants out of town. The most recent examples include: Boogie Cousins in Sacramento. Paul George in Indiana. I’ve got Irving as the 14th..." July 23

  • Isaiah Thomas on free agency: “They’ve got to bring the Brinks truck”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas — the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics’ offense, an All-NBA player who averaged 28.9 points per game last season — will make $6.3 million next season. Which by NBA standards is an absolute steal. Thomas has never made more than $7.2 million for a season and has career earnings after..." July 08

  • Isaiah Thomas: Gordon Hayward is piece Celtics need to reach Finals

    USA Today "Gordon Hayward’s decision to sign with the Boston Celtics and part ways with the Utah Jazz has rocked the NBA world, and gives the C’s another piece to their championship puzzle. Boston floor general Isaiah Thomas, who was seen dancing just before the news of Hayward’s arrival broke on Tuesday,..." July 05

  • Isaiah Thomas posts awesome video following reported Gordon Hayward signing

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Celtics may have taken the next step to competing with the Cleveland Cavaliers back east next season. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported on Tuesday afternoon that Boston will sign All-Star forward Gordon Hayward. While there are conflicting reports about whether the deal is done, the..." July 04

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-3 or 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'

    ESPN "You might have heard that Isaiah Thomas is only 5-9. It's kind of his thing -- the same that way putting up jaw-dropping numbers is his thing. This past season the formerly overlooked Boston point guard, 28, saw the highest of highs -- an MVP-worthy season and Eastern Conference finals run -- and..." June 25

  • Celtics GM Danny Ainge: “Who doesn’t want Isaiah Thomas on their team?”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas is the best and most popular Celtics player, leading his team to the No. 1 seed in the East and the Eastern Conference Finals — both significant steps forward for an up-and-coming team. Yet, from the moment the Warriors landed the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, the talk about Thomas..." May 28

  • Isaiah Thomas shocked by Brad Stevens' Coach of the Year snub

    USA Today "Brad Stevens, revered league-wide for his basketball IQ and expertise when it comes to drawing up after-timeout plays, is in the upper echelon of NBA coaches, and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who argues the contrary. The 40-year-old, who earned his first NBA head-coaching gig with..." May 27

  • Isaiah Thomas Willing to Delay Contract Extension to Let Celtics Add Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas is hoping for a contract extension but is willing to wait if it helps the team. According to Chris Forsberg of, the point guard would prefer the team add free agents this summer instead of worrying about his own financial future. "We need the best..." May 27

  • Report: Celtics have had no discussions about trading Isaiah Thomas so far

    CBS Sports "The Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs Thursday night and with that came the end of a very successful season. They were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and took massive steps forward in comparison to their two previous years. However, with the Cavaliers disposing of them so easily..." May 26

  • Isaiah Thomas won't make surgery decision until swelling goes down

    ESPN "Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas says he must wait until the swelling subsides in his injured right hip before determining his rehabilitation plan but noted that surgery is not currently the top option. "[Surgery is] not the No. 1 option right now, but it could be once the..." May 26

  • Ainge: No Decision Yet On Potential Surgery For Isaiah Thomas

    CBS Boston "Isaiah Thomas is still meeting with specialists and gathering more opinions about his injured hip, which ended his postseason midway through Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Celtics president of basketball ops Danny Ainge joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Thursday and told..." May 25

  • Doctors unsure whether Isaiah Thomas needs hip surgery

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Celtics remain alive in their futile attempt to unseat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. This attempt was made more difficult when star guard Isaiah Thomas left Game 2 with a hip injury. Now out for the remainder of the playoffs, there’s some concern that..." May 24

  • Isaiah Thomas contemplating surgery for injured hip

    Sporting News "Isaiah Thomas has a decision to make. The Celtics guard met with a hip specialist Tuesday to determine whether surgery would be necessary to repair his injured hip. "His X-rays and all of the information that they gathered is being sent to another specialist," Celtics coach Brad Stevens..." May 24

  • Celtics were upset with talk focusing on Isaiah Thomas

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday to beat Cleveland Cavaliers, and they did it without Isaiah Thomas. In fact, not having Thomas may have been the primary source of motivation that fueled the comeback. After the Celtics came away with a..." May 22

  • How Isaiah Thomas’ absence benefited the Celtics in Game 3 vs. Cavs

    CBS Sports "We learned a lot of things Sunday night in the Celtics' 111-108 Game 3 victory over the Cavaliers, which cut Cleveland's dominant 2-0 lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. We learned that without LeBron James playing his best, the Cavaliers turn into an offensive pumpkin really fast...." May 22

  • Isaiah Thomas Could Need Surgery on Hip Injury According to Brad Stevens

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens believes point guard Isaiah Thomas may need surgery on his injured hip, an ailment that's sidelined him for the rest of the 2017 NBA playoffs. Joe Wolfond of The Score passed along comments Stevens made to reporters Sunday about the situation. "I think..." May 21

  • LeBron James on Isaiah Thomas injury: ‘We hate that Isaiah got hurt’

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently steamrolling the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. But they aren’t happy at all that their opponent will be without star point guard Isaiah Thomas the rest of the way. Thomas aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 that he..." May 21

  • Isaiah Thomas Ruled Out for Remainder of Playoffs "The Boston Celtics today announced that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. Thomas initially injured the hip during..." May 20

  • Isaiah Thomas may miss rest of Cavs-Celtics series

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals with what the team was calling a "strained right hip" and did not return. He scored just two points, both on free throws, and went 0-6 for the game, but even with him at his best, it likely wouldn't have affected the final outcome,..." May 20

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas’ Hip Injury ‘Considered Significant’

    NESN "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was forced to leave Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals with a right hip strain. The bad news for the C’s doesn’t end there, though. The Vertical’s Chris Mannix reported Friday night that Thomas’ injury is “considered significant.” He also provided this..." May 20

  • Isaiah Thomas leaves Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 with hip strain

    SI "The Boston Celtics trailed the Cleveland Cavaliers by 41 points at halftime, the largest such deficit in NBA postseason history, only to receive worse news following intermission of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston's recently-minted All-NBA point guard Isaiah Thomas was ruled out..." May 20

  • Celtics shopped Isaiah Thomas for lottery pick last summer

    Sporting News "Isaiah Thomas' huge 2016-2017 season with the Celitcs almost never was, according to Jackie MacMullan. On the Bob Ryan Boston Podcast, MacMullan said general manager Danny Ainge unsuccessfully offered the All-Star point guard for a second lottery pick in last year's draft. "Before the draft..." May 19

  • Celtics' Thomas on possible No. 1 pick Fultz: 'We'll figure out how to play together'

    Fox Sports "While the Boston Celtics focus on trying to find an answer for LeBron James and the Cavaliers, the Celtics’ front office also has one eye on its future after landing the No. 1 pick in Tuesday’s lottery. Many believe former Washington point guard Markelle Fultz is the best player available, but he..." May 19

  • J.R. Smith won't be guarding Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas at start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before the postseason began Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue challenged J.R. Smith. In Round One, he asked Smith to matchup defensively against Paul George, Indiana's best player and lone All-Star. Smith then got the DeMar DeRozan assignment in the conference semifinals. Known as a..." May 16

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'They don't ever give us a chance, and we just keep going'

    ESPN "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas knows his top-seeded team will be considered the underdog against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, but he believes Boston will continue to use that as motivation. "They didn't give us a chance [against the Wizards]. They didn't give us a..." May 16

  • Thomas eager to write new chapter in book of Isaiah

    ESPN "Ever the student of the game, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas can nonchalantly recall some of the NBA’s most memorable Game 7 performances of the past two decades. Paul Pierce and LeBron James dueling in 2008. All of Kobe Bryant’s top game-deciding moments (though Thomas was careful..." May 15

  • Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas fined $25,000 for swearing at a fan

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas apparently told a Washington fan: I’ll f— you up. You know that. Make sure after, come right here and say it. NBA release: Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was..." May 10

  • NBA reviewing incident between Celtics' Isaiah Thomas, heckler

    ESPN "The NBA on Tuesday said it is looking into a verbal exchange between Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and a Washington Wizards fan during Game 3 on Thursday. A fan at the Verizon Center caught the exchange on video and posted it on Instagram. In the video, Thomas can be seen directing a..." May 10

  • Kobe happy to aid Isaiah Thomas; says he's open book for NBA's players

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant might be retired but he hasn't stopped watching game film. He tells he keeps his personal laptop handy at the offices of Kobe Inc. and continues to make it readily available when he arrives home in the evening. "You never know who might call," Bryant chuckles. Celtics..." May 10

  • Isaiah Thomas Threatens Wizards Fan

    SLAM Online "During the Wizards’ 116-89 Game 4 victory, a heckler got under Isaiah Thomas’ skin. “I will f–k you up and you know that,” warned the All-Star point guard from the Celtics’ bench. The East semis are between Boston and Washington are deadlocked at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for..." May 09

  • Isaiah Thomas says refs let Wizards 'hold and grab' in Game 4 rout

    ESPN "While the Wizards celebrated their game plan after limiting Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas to two second-half points in Washington's 121-102 Game 4 triumph Sunday, Thomas vented about a lack of calls in a game in which he attempted zero free throws. Thomas, coming off a quiet 13-point..." May 08

  • Celtics Release Statement About Isaiah Thomas’ Busted-Up Mouth

    NESN "Yes, Isaiah Thomas jacked up his mouth in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series with the Washington Wizards. No, he did not break his jaw. The Celtics released the following statement Friday detailing the injuries Thomas suffered Sunday at TD Garden. “As..." May 05

  • Kobe Bryant helping Celtics' Isaiah Thomas with playoff preparation

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas said that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reached out to him after Thomas' sister passed away last month and has been helping him break down playoff game film. Thomas said he emailed game clips to Bryant after Boston fell into a 2-0 hole against..." May 03

  • Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Had Three Teeth Worked On, Will Play Tonight In Celtics-Wizards Game 2

    NESN "All of Isaiah Thomas’ teeth will be in his mouth for Tuesday night’s clash between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. The Celtics point guard lost a front tooth during Game 1 of the teams’ second-round NBA playoff series when he took an elbow to the mouth while attempting to break up a..." May 02

  • Isaiah Thomas eulogizes sister, Chyna: I wanted to quit, but I’ll keep going for her

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas helped the Celtics eliminated the Bulls in Game 6 on Friday Chicago and then, despite reportedly arriving in Boston at 4 a.m. yesterday, led the Celtics to a Game 1 win over the Wizards. Between, he flew to Washington for the funeral for his sister, Chyna, who died just before the..." May 01

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas at sister's eulogy: 'I wanted to give up'

    USA Today "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens described what point guard Isaiah Thomas was dealing with as "unfathomable." Thomas hasn't missed a game this postseason despite the tragic death of his sister, Chyna, on April 15. Thomas flew back to Washington state on Friday night to be with his family ahead..." April 30

  • Isaiah Thomas loses front tooth, calmly picks it up off floor

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics got off to a rough start against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday, but no one had a tougher time than Isaiah Thomas — in the dental department at least. Midway through the first quarter, Thomas had one of his front teeth knocked..." April 30

  • Isaiah Thomas will play in Game 1 vs. Wizards

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will play on Sunday against the Wizards in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Thomas traveled to Tacoma, Wash., late Friday night so he could attend his younger sister’s funeral on Saturday. He returned late Saturday night. “He’s back,” coach..." April 30

  • Brad Stevens, Celtics won't push Isaiah Thomas to play Sunday if guard isn't ready

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics took care of business Friday night in Chicago, dispatching the Bulls by 22 points in Game 6 for 4-2 series win and a spot in the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they will face the Washington Wizards. But for Thomas, whose sister died tragically two..." April 29

  • Isaiah Thomas to leave Celtics for sister's funeral after Game 6

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to travel home to Tacoma, Washington, after Friday's Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls to attend his sister's funeral, a source told ESPN on Thursday, confirming a Boston Globe report. Chyna Thomas died following a single-vehicle accident..." April 28

  • Hoiberg abruptly ends presser when asked about Isaiah carrying

    Mass Live "Ever since Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters that he believes Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas carries the ball after Game 4, he has been asked multiple times to clarify and expand on his comments. After the Bulls' loss in Game 5 on Wednesday to the Celtics, Hoiberg was asked..." April 27

  • Hoiberg rips refs for letting Isaiah Thomas travel at will in Game 4

    CBS Sports "A few days ago, there were serious concerns in Boston after the Celtics dropped the first two games of their first-round series against the No. 8 seed Bulls. Everyone is a bit more relaxed, however, after the Celtics went into Chicago and mirrored the Bulls' feat, winning both games on the road...." April 24

  • Isaiah Thomas: Full focus still hard to come by after sister's death

    ESPN "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said his mind is not fully focused on basketball as he grieves the loss of his sister, and he's feeding off the support of his teammates during Boston's first-round series against the Bulls. "Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here, so I just feed off what the guys..." April 24

  • Sadness slowly begins to lift for Celtics star Isaiah Thomas

    USA Today "The smiles were brief as Isaiah Thomas sat in the Boston Celtics locker room after the game. But they were there and, for now, that’s enough. He’s not over the shocking death of his younger sister, killed in a car crash less than a week ago. Not even close. Truth is, it will be months, maybe..." April 22

  • Tom Brady offers some words of encouragement for Celtics' Isaiah Thomas

    CBS Sports "tar Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas suffered a personal tragedy last week when his sister, Chyna, was killed in a car accident the day before the Celtics' first playoff game. Thomas elected to play in both Game 1 and Game 2 of the Celtics' series against the Bulls. He was especially..." April 21

  • Isaiah Thomas thanks fans, city of Boston and Celtics in touching statement

    Sportsnaut "With the tragic and sudden loss of his sister, it’s been a challenging week for Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. But in the midst of tragedy, he found time to thank everyone who’s supported him. The Celtics have done a wonderful job supporting Thomas. Situations like this are never easy to..." April 19

  • Charles Barkley rips critics over his ‘uncomfortable’ comment regarding Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas

    New York Daily News "Tell us how you really feel, Charles. Charles Barkley isn’t one to mince words and the NBA on TNT analyst made it clear on Tuesday’s show how he felt about those criticizing his comments about Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas--who played in the game one day after losing his younger sister in a..." April 19

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