Isaiah Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Isaiah Thomas says he "felt good" after offensive drills with Cavs

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full court 5-on-zero offensive drills on Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August. Thomas, who is..." November 19

  • Isaiah Thomas thinks it 'would be lovely' to play the Celtics on the way to NBA Finals

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas has never been shy about former teams. He has that old school it's him against the world mentality and anybody that has ever doubted him is going to know about it. He wrote in the Players' Tribune about how he has always approached teams that gave up on him: He would prove them..." November 17

  • Isaiah Thomas feels good physically, but frustrated he can't help Cavs yet

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The first time LeBron James partnered with a high-volume, ball-must-be-in-his-hands scorer, the Miami Heat's offense suffered fits and starts until finally Dwyane Wade deferred to him. The early days of James' tenure with Kyrie Irving in Cleveland were so tenuous that James threatened him about..." November 10

  • LeBron James: Cavs can't expect Isaiah Thomas to fix all problems

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers' slow start has been linked to such things as a shortened training camp, roster turnover, roster age, a defensive efficiency rating that is last in the league and a string of injuries. So maybe it shouldn't be surprising that LeBron James isn't counting on Isaiah Thomas to..." November 09

  • Tyronn Lue won’t rush Isaiah Thomas back

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are in dire need of a key cog in their lineup after losing six of their first 10 games to start the season. Isaiah Thomas, who has started the season on the sidelines, recovering from a hip injury, could potentially be only weeks away from returning — and while the Cavs..." November 07

  • LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas building rapport while IT inches toward eventual return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas is progressing in his rehabilitation of his injured right hip, and is more visible at Cavaliers practice to reporters at the end of the team's workouts. The team hasn't given any update to Thomas' timetable for his return (it's still by or around Jan. 1), and will only say he's..." October 20

  • Isaiah Thomas Clarifies Comments About Giving Danny Ainge Cold Shoulder

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas doesn’t have a vendetta against Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. He’d just prefer not to run into him any time soon. The former Celtics point guard has some hard feelings for Ainge after the team traded Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package that brought Kyrie..." October 17

  • Isaiah Thomas can't act like Danny Ainge's victim forever

    WEEI Boston "His personality alone told you that ex-Celtics leader Isaiah Thomas was probably never going to forgive Danny Ainge for trading him away from the Celtics and to the Cavaliers. In fact, it’s the exact stance Thomas is going take to begin his post-Celtics days. “I might not ever talk to Danny..." October 13

  • Ainge responds to Thomas' comments: 'You guys know how much I love Isaiah'

    CBS Sports "One of the most surprising moves of the offseason, the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade, has had quite the fallout in both the cities and organizations involved. It continued recently with Thomas telling Lee Jenkins in a feature for Sports Illustrated that he might never speak to Celtics GM..." October 12

  • Isaiah Thomas: Still all love for Celtics after trade, but I may never talk to Ainge again

    CBS Sports "For all of the drama surrounding the blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers that sent Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland and Kyrie Irving to Boston, we haven't heard much from one of the key pieces involved. We've heard plenty about Thomas (and his hip), but the injured..." October 11

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'Best Year of My Career, Worst Year of My Life'

    SI "A green-and-gray mini basketball sits on a bed of sand-colored rocks next to the pool in the backyard. The ball belongs to five-year-old Jaiden Thomas, son of Isaiah Thomas, whose name and image grace the side of it. Jaiden brought the ball from Boston to Cleveland, a reminder that his father used..." October 11

  • Isaiah Thomas could return before January, Cavaliers say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas could be playing for the Cavaliers before the end of the calendar year, the Cavaliers said. Thomas, who is recovering from right hip injuries, has made "real progress," according to the team, in three weeks of rehabilitation. He was traded by Boston to the Cavs along with Jae..." September 25

  • Gordon Hayward says Isaiah Thomas “ultimately helped win me over”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and we are all excited to see how the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference last season checks out with a newly revamped roster. Of course, Boston has been the subject of much media attention after signing Hayward and trading Isaiah Thomas..." September 22

  • Isaiah Thomas playing himself on Law & Order

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "New Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas says he "had a blast" filming a cameo appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" in New York City Wednesday. Thomas tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself on set with series executive producer Julie Martin and director Tricia Brock. "One of the coolest things..." September 15

  • Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas says 'Law & Order: SVU' acting gig was a blast

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "New Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas says he "had a blast" filming a cameo appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" in New York City Wednesday. Thomas tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself on set with series executive producer Julie Martin and director Tricia Brock. "One of the coolest things..." September 14

  • Cavs' Isaiah Thomas to guest star in episode of 'Law and Order: SVU'

    CBS Sports "Cleveland's own Isaiah Thomas is taking his talents from the training table to the television set. The Cavaliers guard announced on Wednesday that he will play a guest role in an upcoming episode of "Law and Order: SVU." He will appear as himself in the cameo, joining Serena Williams and..." September 13

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics teammates said 'that's how they do you' after trade

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas said the Boston Celtics he left behind were as shocked as he was when he was traded to the Cavaliers. "After all you did, that's how they do you," Thomas said to "That was everybody's text message. ... I can't control that and my teammates know what I meant to that..." September 08

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury more than just torn labrum

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers refuse to reveal much about Isaiah Thomas‘ torn labrum – which leads to reporters finding other sources of information about the injury. Jason Lloyd of The Athletic: One source with direct knowledge of Thomas’ hip condition told The Athletic last week that he is dealing with..." September 08

  • Thomas: When free agency comes, 'I’m going to get what I deserve'

    NBC Sports Boston "Isaiah Thomas has spent his entire basketball career answering questions about his game and whether a 5-foot-9 guard could play let alone thrive in the NBA. With each twist, turn and unexpected setback he has faced, Thomas has consistently responded with an emphatic showing that left little..." September 08

  • Thomas doesn't think Celtics got better with Irving trade

    Sportsnet "Isaiah Thomas says he doesn’t believe that Boston Celtics improved by trading him to the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. The all-star revealed his feelings in a Players’ Tribune article Wednesday. “It’s not that I don’t understand it,” Thomas wrote. “Of course I get it: This is a business...." September 06

  • Celtics uncertain when Isaiah Thomas suffered hip injury last season

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas has been battling a hip injury since the second half of last season, and it may sideline him until the All-Star break. Thomas' labral tear in his hip and its slow recovery resulted in a brief delay in his trade to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. Cleveland had concern about the..." September 06

  • Isaiah Thomas Parts Ways With Agent

    Real GM Basketball "Isaiah Thomas is parting ways with Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports Management. Thomas will hire a new agent to handle his 2018 free agency. Goldfeder also represents Blake Griffin, C.J. McCollum and Patrick Patterson." September 06

  • Isaiah Thomas sheds some light on how he found out he got traded

    NBC Sports Boston "Danny Ainge has made no secret about how difficult it was for him to tell Isaiah Thomas that he had been traded to Cleveland in a deal that centered around Boston acquiring four-time all-star Kyrie Irving. “It was one of the most difficult conversations I ever had,” Ainge told CSN's Kyle..." September 06

  • Isaiah Thomas Could Have Suffered Torn Labrum Last December

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics are unsure when Isaiah Thomas first suffered the labral tear in his hip. While the Celtics didn't reveal the injury until Thomas was ruled out for the season during the Eastern Conference Finals, many look back to a collision he had on March 15th with Karl-Anthony..." September 06

  • Cavs' Jeff Green 'Isaiah Thomas' Hip Is Fine ... He's No Liar!'

    TMZ "Newly acquired Cavs player Jeff Green says he's hip to Isaiah Thomas' hip -- telling TMZ Sports he's convinced IT's good to go ... because Isaiah says so. Green says he's excited for Thomas to come to Cleveland -- not just so they can beat Golden State, but he needs a buddy to tour the city..." September 05

  • Report: If Isaiah Thomas had hip surgery, he would be out 3-4 months

    Pro Basketball Talk "Has the ship sailed on Isaiah Thomas having surgery on his hip? Thomas didn’t want to, understandable considering he was heading into a contract year, and Boston doctors agreed. However, when he was part of a trade Cleveland’s doctors were more concerned and likely would have pushed for the..." September 04

  • Thomas has 'entirely bought in' to playing for Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas was said to have been upset about being traded by Boston, but he's warming to the idea of playing for the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Thomas, while visiting his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., this week, posed for a photo with local teen Elijah LaBow (above) at the mall. As..." September 03

  • Cavaliers' Isaiah Thomas could be out until All-Star break due to hip injury

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers trade that eventually sent Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland hit a snag along the way when the Cavs balked at Thomas' physical. While the deal is now official, reports about the health of his hip don't seem promising. According to a..." September 01

  • Cavs add 2nd-round pick from Celtics to complete Irving-Thomas trade

    ESPN "With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade. The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers' desire for a first-round..." August 31

  • Isaiah Thomas Could Miss Most Of 17-18 If Recovery Doesn't Proceed Smoothly

    Real GM Basketball "According to sources, there is a slight chance Isaiah Thomas could miss most of the 17-18 season if recovery from his various hip ailments does not proceed smoothly. Thomas has a bone bruise in addition to his right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. The Boston Celtics believe..." August 30

  • Isaiah Thomas on his hip: ‘I am not damaged’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have stalled in accepting the Isaiah Thomas trade over concerns about his hip, leading some to wonder whether the guard is damaged goods. Thomas says that he is not damaged. Thomas spoke with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and talked about his hip. “I am not damaged,”..." August 30

  • Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas says trade left Isaiah Thomas emotionally 'wounded'

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving have yet to speak out on the blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics that went down earlier this week, but we got a glimpse into Thomas' state of mind from a person who spoke directly with him. NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joined..." August 26

  • Celtics, Cavs planning to speak Saturday on status of Isaiah-Kyrie trade

    ESPN "In the aftermath of issues resulting from Isaiah Thomas' physical examination on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are planning a telephone call for Saturday to discuss the status of the teams' blockbuster trade, league sources told ESPN. The proposed deal sending Cleveland's..." August 26

  • Brad Stevens says what Isaiah Thomas did in Boston was 'incredible'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens engaged in a question-and-answer session Friday at the Basketball Hall of Fame, where a young visitor asked him pointedly why he traded away Isaiah Thomas earlier this week. "That's an excellent question," Stevens answered after laughter dissipated from fans in..." August 26

  • Isaiah Thomas' Hip Injury Reportedly Could Void Kyrie Irving Trade to Celtics

    Hoops Rumors "Following the results of Isaiah Thomas‘ physical, the Cavaliers are “weighing their options” with completion of the Kyrie Irving trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Earlier this week, the Cavs and Celtics agreed to swap Irving for a package involving Thomas, despite the fact that the C’s..." August 26

  • Kobe challenges Isaiah Thomas to make All-NBA 1st team

    Bleacher Report "Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant issued a challenge to Isaiah Thomas on Instagram Thursday following his trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers: "I challenge you to make the All-NBA First Team next season." Bryant also issued several other challenges on Instagram Thursday, including one for DeMar..." August 24

  • LeBron on 'fan' burning Isaiah Thomas jersey: 'What do u not understand?'

    USA Today "The decision by one fan to burn Isaiah Thomas’ jersey after the guard’s team traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, we can all agree, was ridiculous. On Thursday, LeBron James took to Twitter to take express his outrage toward that fan and point out the hypocrisy of fans who..." August 24

  • Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk Deny Isaiah Thomas Disliked by Celtics Teammates

    Bleacher Report "Former Boston Celtics big men Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny a report that teammates disliked Isaiah Thomas. Chris Broussard of Fox Sports 1 reported on Undisputed on Wednesday some teammates in Boston "weren't that fond" of Thomas. "I will tell you..." August 24

  • Isaiah Thomas Probably Regrets This Old Tweet About LeBron, But Twitter Thinks It’s Hilarious

    Total Pro Sports "Back in 2010, when Isaiah Thomas was still just the starting point guard for the Washington Huskies, he fired off a hot take about LeBron James on Twitter that, as of right now, he probably regrets. The tweet, which compared King James unfavorably to Kobe Bryant, came on May 13, 2010. For those..." August 23

  • Ainge: Thomas 'probably' going to be delayed starting season

    Sporting News "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics completed a blockbuster deal that saw Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas trade places among other pieces. The opening night contest in the NBA season is set to feature the two teams, but according to Celtics president Danny Ainge it may not feature..." August 23

  • Danny Ainge: Isaiah Thomas' hip injury played 'some' role in Kyrie trade

    CBS Sports "Getting rid of a player as popular and accomplished as Isaiah Thomas was a difficult decision for Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, but ultimately he traded Thomas and other assets to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving on Tuesday. Ainge addressed the media after the trade became..." August 23

  • Rudy Gobert Savagely Trolled Isaiah Thomas After He Got Traded By The Celtics

    Dime Magazine "Isaiah Thomas was the heart and soul of the Boston Celtics last year, and established himself as the team’s leader with his hard-nosed play and ability to fire up Boston fans. So it’s kind of weird to see that the team traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving on Tuesday..." August 23

  • Cavaliers nearing blockbuster deal with Celtics for Kyrie Irving

    New York Post "The Kyrie Irving soap opera that’s consumed this NBA offseason could have a dramatic finish, after all. The Cavaliers are in the middle of active trade talks with the Celtics about a deal that would include Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas as the centerpieces, The Vertical reported..." August 22

  • Cavaliers reach agreement to trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas

    Sportsnet "The Cleveland Cavaliers have an agreement in place to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for a package that includes Isaiah Thomas, according to multiple reports. Boston will also send Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland in the deal. Irving..." August 22

  • Ainge: More tests to confirm Isaiah Thomas' hip is on track

    NBC Sports Boston "Isaiah Thomas will undergo additional testing prior to the start of training camp, which as you might expect has elevated the concern level among Celtics Nation. But Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told that the tests have more to do with re-affirming that..." August 22

  • Isaiah Thomas 'I'm Not Sitting For National Anthem'

    TMZ "NBA superstar Isaiah Thomas says he will NOT be sitting during the national anthem this upcoming season ... but tells TMZ Sports he supports his fellow athletes for doing what they feel is right. We spoke with the Celtics point guard about players like Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett staying..." August 17

  • 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