Isaiah Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Isaiah: 'It was wrong for me to get ejected' because I was protecting myself

    The Score "Isaiah Thomas doesn't believe he deserved to get tossed from Wednesday's game. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard got into a heated exchange with Rajon Rondo after the New Orleans Pelicans floor general was hounding him on defense, and they were both ejected with 33 seconds remaining in the..." February 15

  • Rajon Rondo And Isaiah Thomas Both Got Ejected In The First Quarter Wednesday

    Dime Magazine "Rajon Rondo has never been here to make friends with anyone, not even his own teammates. So when the former Celtics star was asked last month about the franchise’s plans to pay homage to Isaiah Thomas with a video tribute upon his return to Boston while he was still a member of the Cavs, Rondo..." February 15

  • Avery Bradley Has Been ‘Checking In,’ Giving Advice To Isaiah Thomas

    NESN "Who would have thought a year ago that Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas would be playing in the same city, just on a different side of the country? Yet that’s the situation the two former Boston Celtics guards find themselves in, with Bradley a member of the Los Angeles Clippers after being..." February 15

  • Isaiah: Lakers session was 'the first real practice I had all year'

    The Score "Jae Crowder isn't the only one who's better off after being shipped out of Cleveland. New Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas was asked about his conditioning having returned to action only a month ago after spending the previous seven months recovering from a hip injury. "I'm..." February 14

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas has ‘no love’ for LeBron James, felt he talked down to him

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James both seem quite relieved that they no longer have to call each other teammates, and it sounds like it may be a while before they call or text one another to catch up, too. On Tuesday’s edition of “Undisputed” on FSI, Chris Broussard said he was told by a source..." February 13

  • Isaiah Thomas Throws Shade At Cavs While Praising Lakers’ Young Talent

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas seems to be thrilled about his new home, but it also sounds like he’s still a little bitter about his departure from his previous destination. Thomas’ Cavaliers tenure seemingly was over before it started, as he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers last Thursday after playing just..." February 13

  • Isaiah Thomas after Lakers debut: ‘I feel like I got my powers back’

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas got his powers back, and he didn’t even have to grab a drink from Michael’s Secret Stuff. Thomas’ debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was a success, and the guard said afterwards that being with his new team was revitalizing. Thomas made a 3-pointer on his first shot with his..." February 11

  • Thomas 'shocked' at trade, set to fire up Lakers

    ESPN "Shocked that the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him after just 15 games, Isaiah Thomas is ready for a "fresh start" with the Los Angeles Lakers. Thomas and Channing Frye, who were traded to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., will come off the bench in their Lakers debut against the..." February 10

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas to come off bench during Lakers debut

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers recent trade deadline acquisition Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench when he makes his team debut ‪Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Thomas had been very vocal about not being willing to come off the bench, as was his agent the..." February 10

  • Magic Johnson Shot Down Speculation That Isaiah Thomas Will Start Over Lonzo Ball In Los Angeles

    Uproxx "The Los Angeles Lakers have something of a point guard problem. The team has its entrenched starter in Lonzo Ball, who is universally regarded as the potential face of the franchise, even as he has worked through some issues during his rookie campaign and is currently out with an injury. On..." February 09

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas ‘Ecstatic’ About Being A Laker

    SLAM Online "On Wednesday, Isaiah Thomas told reporters he did not wish to be traded ahead of the deadline. On Thursday, the Cavaliers included IT in a deal with the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. But according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the former All-Star point guard is now “ecstatic” to..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas could re-join Celtics if bought out by Lakers

    247 Sports "Could we be seeing Isaiah Thomas' return to Boston? Following Thomas' trade to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was speculation as to how Thomas would fit into the team. After all, Lonzo Ball is the starting point guard and Josh Hart has lit up the stat sheet while..." February 08

  • Luke Walton will not commit to Isaiah Thomas as a starter

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t count on Isaiah Thomas starting for the Los Angeles Lakers. Lakers coach Luke Walton would not commit to making Thomas a starter after the team acquired him from the Cleveland Cavaliers." February 08

  • Lakers rumor: Isaiah Thomas would rather get bought out than come off bench

    Clutch Points "The final day before the NBA Trade Deadline was set on the fire with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ trade of Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. A number of NBA writers, fans, and players have chimed in on the deal,..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas before trade: 'I just want to be where I'm wanted'

    USA Today "Isaiah Thomas, just hours after claiming that he didn't want to be traded again, was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline, ending his tumultuous — and brief — tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm tired of being traded," Thomas said following Cleveland's..." February 08

  • Markieff Morris takes jab at Isaiah Thomas for ‘talking himself out of town’

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers made a trade that sent Isaiah Thomas to L.A., and Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has an opinion on why that happened. When asked about his reaction after hearing about the trade, Morris made reference to how outspoken Thomas had been..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas Won’t Have To Wait Long To Try And Get His Revenge On The Cavs

    Dime Magazine "The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers met it was a cordial meeting between Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and Cavs vet LeBron James, where the biggest intrigue is what James said to Ball in the postgame handshakes. Now, the scene will be very different. Thursday’s trade between..." February 08

  • Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. traded to Cavs for Isaiah Thomas, first round pick

    Clutch Points "As the Feb. 8 trade deadline comes to a close, it was fairly quiet as teams were reportedly ‘easing out’ to focus on the buyout market — until the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers were in serious discussions. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers are trading Jordan..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas' agent on trade: Isaiah, LeBron 'clearly wasn't working'

    247 Sports "In a shocking trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly traded Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Thomas had just a few moments of greatness in his brief time with the Cavs but overall, he just didn't fit in with Cleveland and was quite critical of teammates and the coaching..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Deadline: Isaiah Thomas Hopes He's Not Traded By Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas said he is not hoping he's traded from the Cavaliers by Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline, while acknowledging the rocky start to his tenure here. "I'm tired of being traded," Thomas said, after the Cavs stunned Minnesota, 140-138 in overtime. "That's not a good thing, but, I just want..." February 08

  • LeBron James is reportedly unhappy with how he and Isaiah Thomas are playing together

    Sporting News "LeBron James is frustrated, and when he gets irritated, blame gets thrown around. This is a big reason why he reportedly cursed out two Cavaliers executives in "maybe the worst team meeting in NBA history" last month. That meeting has been cut up and dissected and evaluated to death and..." February 07

  • How Cleveland Cavaliers Can Solve Their Isaiah Thomas Problem

    Bleacher Report "Between his atrocious defense, low shooting numbers and obvious physical disadvantage, Isaiah Thomas is hurting the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now 13 games into his Cavs tenure, Thomas has done almost nothing to fill the hole left by Kyrie Irving. The two-time All-Star is averaging 15.2 points, 2.1..." February 07

  • Isaiah Thomas criticizes how Cavs respond to adversity

    Fanrag Sports "Two years ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers made a historic NBA Finals comeback to snare their first NBA championship. They remain the only team that’s rallied back to win a Finals series down 3-1, and that year’s team did so against the best NBA regular-season outfit in history. Some of the same..." February 07

  • Isaiah blames Cavs' struggles on trust issues, not lack of toughness

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers have a ton of problems that have been on display this season. Few, if any, have been more prominent than the team’s struggles to do anything on the defensive end of the floor. This has been a problem in Cleveland for a while now, but this year, the team has looked..." February 04

  • Brian Windhorst Suggests Isaiah Thomas Should Be Playing In G-League

    NESN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas’ play noticeably has dropped off since last season with the Boston Celtics. But it has gotten so bad that ESPN Cleveland Cavaliers reporter Brian Windhorst suggested Thomas should be playing in the G-League. “Right now, the best place for Isaiah..." February 01

  • Isaiah Thomas' defensive rating the worst in the past 25 years

    247 Sports "Isaiah Thomas is simply put, a very bad defender. He not only ranked as one of the absolute worst defenders in the NBA last season, he ranks as the worst this season. Making matters worse is that not only is Thomas the worst defender in the NBA this season, he's the worst of the past 25..." February 01

  • LeBron James Unhappy With Isaiah Thomas-Dan Gilbert Relationship

    NESN "Think LeBron James misses Kyrie Irving yet? The Cleveland Cavaliers are a trainwreck (for now). The defending Eastern Conference champions aren’t playing well, the team’s players reportedly can’t stop arguing and star forward Kevin Love just went down with a broken hand. And, fair or not,..." January 31

  • Rumor: Kevin Love was trying to embarrass Isaiah Thomas by handing short guard ball

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas said there’s no bad blood between him and Kevin Love. Does Love know that? After Thomas reportedly led the charge against Love during a recent team meeting, Love rather demonstrably bent down to hand the ball to Thomas – who, at 5-foot-9, is the NBA’s shortest player – during..." January 29

  • Cavs Begin Staggering Minutes Of Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James

    Real GM Basketball "Isaiah Thomas sat out the entire fourth quarter of Cleveland's win on Sunday over the Pistons. Thomas played the entire third quarter as he begins to stagger his minutes with LeBron James. "I don't know. What do you want me to say?" Thomas said when asked about watching the end from the..." January 29

  • Tyronn Lue sits Isaiah Thomas for the fourth quarter, Cavs go on run to win

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas isn’t the reason the Cavaliers defense is second worst in the NBA as you read this. It had been awful to start the season while Thomas was out recovering from his hip injury. However, since his return the Cavaliers defense is a disturbingly poor 117.2 points allowed per 100..." January 29

  • Isaiah Thomas: ‘No bad blood’ between him and Kevin Love

    Sportsnaut "Contrary to popular opinion, Isaiah Thomas says he and Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love are totally cool. On Saturday, Thomas told reporters there is “no bad blood” between himself and his teammate. Of course, we all know that Thomas reportedly was the man who led a recent team..." January 27

  • Report: Cavs Might Consider Isaiah Thomas For Kemba Walker Swap

    Total Pro Sports "With just seven games under his belt as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Isaiah Thomas experiment has seemingly ran its course already as the trade that brought him there and shipped Kyrie Irving to Boston has not worked out at all. The Cavaliers are a mess from top to bottom...." January 24

  • Cavs team meeting drama: Kevin Love was reportedly called out by Isaiah Thomas

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers -- and, really, the NBA in general -- have descended into all-out chaos. If giving up 148 points in regulation on Saturday to lose their ninth game in 12 attempts wasn't enough, the Cavs reportedly held a fiery team meeting, in which nearly everyone on the roster took..." January 23

  • Report: Cavs frustrated with the way Isaiah Thomas has played so far

    Cavs Nation "When the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Isaiah Thomas from the Boston Celtics in the 2017 offseason, they knew it was going to be a while before the crafty ball-handler was well enough to play, as he was still recovering from a hip injury. After enduring seven months of rehabilitation, Thomas..." January 23

  • Tyronn Lue Dismisses Isaiah Thomas’ Comments On Holding Players Accountable

    SLAM Online "Tyronn Lue dismissed Isaiah Thomas‘ comments about Cavaliers players needing to be held accountable. “If guys ain’t doing the right job they need to come out of the game,” Thomas said after the Cavs’ 124-148 loss to OKC on Saturday. " January 22

  • Paul Pierce Explains Why He Told Danny Ainge To Call Off Isaiah Thomas Tribute

    NESN "Paul Pierce wants to set the record straight. The Boston Celtics legend said earlier this month he’d rather the team not honor Isaiah Thomas with a tribute video on Feb. 11, the same day of his jersey retirement ceremony. On Tuesday, Pierce revealed he made that request directly to Celtics..." January 17

  • Isaiah Thomas Revealed He Can Only Get In Shape During Games Because The Cavs Don’t Practice

    Dime Magazine "Isaiah Thomas knows he’s not quite back yet. Sure, he’s back in that he’s made his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers, marking the first time he has taken the floor this season. But physically, Thomas acknowledges that part of his issue stems from the fact that he’s still working to get into game..." January 17

  • Rajon Rondo wonders why Isaiah Thomas deserves tribute from Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Well, we know where Rajon Rondo stands on the debate about the Isaiah Thomas video tribute. Rondo, who is now with the New Orleans Pelicans, was in Boston on Tuesday night to face his former team. After his Pelicans beat the Celtics 116-113 in overtime, Rondo talked about the Thomas/Paul Pierce..." January 17

  • Paul Pierce | Celtics feel guilty about Isaiah Thomas trade

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Celtics will likely no longer be paying tribute to Isaiah Thomas on Feb. 11, with the standout point guard actively requesting that his former team nix any plans for a celebratory video as he makes his way back to the TD Garden with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time this..." January 17

  • Isaiah Thomas Passes On Celtics Tribute Video, Cedes To Paul Pierce

    SLAM Online "The mini-controversy involving Isaiah Thomas‘ Celtics video tribute and Paul Pierce‘s jersey retirement ceremony has finally reached a peaceful resolution. With IT’s rescheduled tribute falling on the same day as Pierce’s huge honor, February 11th, the future Hall-of-Famer took offense and said..." January 16

  • Isaiah Thomas Said He Has ‘No Legs’ As He’s Working Towards Getting Into Game Shape

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas has not looked like himself since making his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t surprising, as getting up to speed for a title contender after missing the first half of the regular season with a hip injury is really, really hard. There have been times where he’s performed..." January 15

  • Isaiah Thomas admits to not feeling right upon return

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas missed more than two months to open the 2017-18 season due to a torn labrum in his right hip. He has scuffled from the field since his return to the court, but he’s not letting his immediate struggles concern him. “I knew it was going to be like..." January 15

  • NBA fines Isaiah Thomas $20,000 for striking Andrew Wiggins "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $20,000 for striking Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins above the shoulders, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. " January 10

  • Isaiah Thomas' Best Shot At Big Contract Likely With Cavaliers

    Real GM Basketball "League executives and agents believe Isaiah Thomas' best opportunity at signing a significant contract this offseason as a free agent will come with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Some believe the Cavaliers will have interest in retaining Thomas even if LeBron James departs in free agency. " January 09

  • Isaiah Thomas Got Ejected After Karate Chopping Andrew Wiggins’ Chin

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas is back on the floor for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While the dynamic scoring guard has shown his ability to get buckets since making his debut after missing the start of the year due to a hip injury, Thomas is still apparently trying to iron out some wrinkles that have formed as he’s..." January 09

  • Jamal Crawford would have joined Cavaliers had Isaiah Thomas trade come down earlier

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Loved spilled the beans on who Isaiah Thomas' dinner date was Sunday here...Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford. Thomas wanted to know "who told you that," but, really, we all should've known. Thomas and Crawford are each other's best friend, a relationship that transcends basketball and is..." January 08

  • Report: Cavs waiting to see how Isaiah Thomas performs before considering trades

    Cavs Nation "Isaiah Thomas is just a few games into his stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thomas has played very well in the minutes he has got. Still, the Cavaliers want to wait some more games before deciding the roster moves they want to make, if any, before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.’s..." January 08

  • Isaiah Thomas is back and the Cavaliers will eventually need more than just his scoring

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas sprinted off the court Saturday after the Cavaliers held on for a close four-point win over the Magic in a game they at one point led by 20. Thomas, now 2-0 in games he plays in, scored 19 points in his first start of the season. As Thomas ran off into the locker room, he found team..." January 07

  • Isaiah at '80 percent,' trying to convince Cavs to play him more

    ESPN "Isaiah Thomas' self-proclaimed "slow grind" sped up significantly this week. The diminutive guard used the phrase in countless social media posts as a hashtag to describe his rehabilitation process from the torn labrum in his right hip that kept him out of NBA action for 7½ months. Now, after..." January 06

  • Paul Pierce not interested in sharing Celtics jersey retirement night with Isaiah Thomas

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas endeared himself to Boston Celtics fans in the short time he was there, but he probably doesn't want to get into a competition with all-time Celtics legend Paul Pierce. Now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thomas took some flak recently because he asked the Celtics not to play a..." January 04

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