Isaiah Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Thomas: Suns helping Booker chase numbers in losing cause was 'weird'

    CSN New England "– Stacking wins on top of wins is the mindset of the Boston Celtics right now, so the players who did speak to the media following Friday’s 130-120 win over Phoenix drove that point home emphatically. But inside the locker room, it was unusually quiet, the kind of silence you expect following a..." March 25

  • Isaiah Thomas’ pursuit of NBA scoring title would be first for Celtics

    Boston Herald "The premise for The Ultimate Celtics Trivia Question looks as if it will survive another season. With their emphasis on the team-wide aspects of the game, no C’s player ever has led the NBA in scoring. And even if Isaiah Thomas turns hotter and hungrier in the last 11 games, it would seem..." March 22

  • Celtics prioritizing health over No. 1 seed by resting Isaiah Thomas this weekend

    CBS Sports "Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Isaiah Thomas dropped 27 points to lead the Celtics to a 117-104 victory, and in the process joined an exclusive scoring club . But he also took a tough fall in the second half that left him with a bruised right knee. Because of that injury,..." March 17

  • Kenny Smith thinks Isaiah Thomas is second-best player in East

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics have the second-best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference at 41-24. In fact, the C’s are just two games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the East. Record isn’t always an indication of actual standing in the league, though. Even Celtics coach Brad Stevens..." March 10

  • Isaiah Thomas questions Boston Celtics' experiments after second-half meltdown against Los Angeles Clippers

    Mass Live "As the rest of the Boston Celtics showered, dressed and left the locker room for the team bus late Monday night, Isaiah Thomas sat in front of his locker with a towel over his head. For minutes after the Celtics' second straight disappointing loss, Thomas vented to strength and conditioning..." March 07

  • Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas believes Markelle Fultz will be No. 1 pick -- and that the two could coexist

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas realized very quickly the difference between Markelle Fultz and most other teenage basketball players. During a pickup game at the University of Washington last summer, Thomas saw Fultz, now a Washington freshman, operate with a different feel than most point..." March 04

  • Celtics star Isaiah Thomas disagrees with claim he was held in check: 'Nobody holds me in check'

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas disagreed with a reporter who suggested the Cleveland Cavaliers held him in check for most of the fourth quarter Wednesday night. A transcript of the exchange, which came after Boston's 103-99 win, follows below. Video can be viewed above. Reporter: "What..." March 02

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy says 'strong case' for Isaiah Thomas as MVP

    Boston Herald "Stan Van Gundy was highly amused that Danny Ainge and the Celtics are getting hit hard for making no moves at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “Really?” said the Pistons coach. “I don’t get that. I think they’re in great position.” Van Gundy is preparing for tonight’s meeting with a team that..." February 27

  • NBA: Isaiah Thomas didn’t intend to make gun gesture at Raptors’ Carroll

    Sportsnet "When Isaiah Thomas hit the floor late in the second quarter of Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors, victim of a hard foul delivered by the Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll, he didn’t take the matter lying down. The tiny, high-scoring Boston Celtics guard jumped to his feet, rushed to..." February 26

  • Isaiah Thomas could soon earn hefty contract

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas could go from the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft to a $179 million contract. Not bad, eh? Thomas will be in for quite the raise when his contract ends after the 2017-18 season, and he’s certainly earned it. The 28-year-old point guard quickly is becoming a household name..." February 26

  • Draymond: MVP's a 6-horse race, including Isaiah Thomas

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green stopped by Twitter headquarters Friday and answered questions posed via tweet. The first one elicited a laugh from the Warriors star, and an intriguing response: Perhaps the NBA MVP should be Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas. “When I look around at who deserves MVP, I think..." February 25

  • On path to superstardom, Celtics' Isaiah Thomas controls his own destiny

    USA Today "When the NBA’s salary cap started spiking as if it had been hit with a defibrillator last summer, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was asked to share his perspective on how the league’s new landscape might ultimately impact his situation. “They better bring out the Brinks truck,”..." February 25

  • Isaiah Thomas on Carroll flagrant: 'Guys who aren't factors in games do that'

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas ripped into DeMarre Carroll after the Toronto Raptors wing delivered a hard flagrant foul Friday night. With 2:23 left in the second quarter, Carroll shoved Thomas to stop a fast break. After leaping to his feet, Thomas ran toward Carroll to state his..." February 25

  • Isaiah Thomas for MVP? Celtics star says 'Why not?'

    CBS Sports "All the talk about the MVP of Sunday’s All-Star Game leading into the event is about Russell Westbrook. There’s an expectation of Westbrook going off amidst his Warriors teammates. It’s an easy narrative, a simple concept, a tasty bite of NBA drama being extrapolated out to an award that’s been..." February 19

  • Isaiah Thomas' 20-point streak reaches Celtics' record 41 games

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas broke John Havlicek's franchise record by registering his 41st consecutive game with 20 points or more during Thursday's 104-103 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Midway through the fourth quarter, Thomas broke out in transition and finished a layup in traffic for..." February 17

  • Boston legend Paul Pierce proud of Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'He's taken the torch'

    Boston Globe "On Saturday night, on the eve of his final game at TD Garden, former Celtics legend Paul Pierce went out to dinner at one of his favorite Boston restaurants, Strega. While there, he ran into point guard Isaiah Thomas, the current Celtic who would like to someday become a franchise legend,..." February 06

  • Thomas, Curry named NBA Players of the Week "The Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 5. Thomas led the Celtics to a 4-0 week as Boston extended its winning..." February 06

  • Red-hot Isaiah Thomas: 'You can't put my name with Kobe'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who had scored 41 and 44 points in his past two games, said he was unaware that no player in franchise history had ever scored 40 in three straight games until he reached the locker room following Friday's 113-107 win over the Los Angeles..." February 04

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics have lost physical presence

    Mass Live "In a corner of the visitors locker room, a hole in the wall stared at anyone who walked past - another product, perhaps, of all the Boston Celtics frustration Tuesday night. Without glancing at the wall, Jae Crower moped by like he still couldn't shake himself out a postgame haze. The Celtics..." January 25

  • Isaiah Thomas denies cursing at Dennis Schröder's mom

    Yardbarker "Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas are picking up right where they left off in their first-round playoff series last April. After Thomas hit a game-winner with 2.4 seconds left to lift his Boston Celtics to a 103-101 road victory over Schröder’s Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Schröder put Thomas on..." January 15

  • Schroder: Thomas trash-talked my mom, but 'I've got too much class for that'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder accused Isaiah Thomas of making comments about his mother and his family as the two point guards picked up their playoff rivalry. The game was between the Hawks and the Celtics. However, the game within the game quickly became Schroder and Thomas. Round One went to Thomas. He..." January 14

  • Schroder: Nothing will go down with Thomas as long as he doesn't slap me

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder remembers his matchup with Isaiah Thomas. And he won’t soon forget the slap. Schroder, the Hawks point guard, got into in with Thomas, the Celtics point guard, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last season. Television replays showed Thomas hitting..." January 13

  • Floyd Mayweather took Isaiah Thomas’ jersey after a huge game

    Fox Sports "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. are friends. They’ve balled together. They’ve gone car shopping together. And Mayweather led Thomas’ All-Star campaign last year, as well. So it came as no surprise that the biggest name in boxing was sitting courtside as..." January 12

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas tells Joel Embiid nobody can stop him on a switch: 'Especially not your big (bleep)'

    Mass Live "Joel Embiid got his wish Friday night, but, unfortunately for him, that wish required trying to stay in front of Isaiah Thomas. Late in the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' 110-106 win against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thomas busted around a screen from teammate Al Horford. Embiid had told..." January 07

  • Kevin Garnett Once Told Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas To Shut His ‘Little Midget Ass’ Up

    Uproxx "For some reason, people still doubt that Isaiah Thomas is a star. Perhaps it’s because so many people spend their days reading about how DeMarcus Cousins or Nerlens Noel is the answer for the Boston Celtics, but his rising star power is no joke. Even LeBron James agrees that if the Celtics are..." January 03

  • Cavs' LeBron James says the Celtics absolutely have a star: Isaiah Thomas

    Boston Herald "LeBron James paused a moment when trying to think of a player he could compare to Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. “No, he’s a unique talent,” the Cleveland colossus said before Thomas had 31 points, albeit in a 124-118 Cavs win last night. “Maybe Damon Stoudamire. You know, lefty, crafty, can get..." December 31

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics 'not on Cleveland's level'

    ESPN "More than an hour after the final buzzer of Thursday's 124-118 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, long after most of his teammates had boarded the team bus for their flight back home, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas emerged from the visitors locker room at Quicken Loans Arena still..." December 30

  • Isaiah Thomas stays home, will miss fourth game with groin injury

    Boston Herald "It was clear the chances of Isaiah Thomas joining the Celtics for tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs didn’t have much of a prayer when the club walked into the Antioch Baptist Church sports complex for yesterday’s practice. The All-Star point guard wasn’t among his mates, his strained..." December 14

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas hoping to return from groin injury sooner than expected

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas missed his second game with a groin injury Friday night in the Celtics' 101-94 loss to the Raptors. Before the game, coach Brad Stevens said Thomas could miss up to 10-14 days. So that's bad, but the injury occurred back on Dec. 5, so he could be back as soon as Dec. 14. Thomas,..." December 11

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics offense is 'fool's gold'

    Boston Herald "The Celtics have had difficulty with their transition offense early this season, but late on Wednesday night, Isaiah Thomas decided to run a fast break. While coach Brad Stevens was down the hall answering for the Celts’ 121-114 loss to the Pistons, Thomas took the opportunity to clean up and..." December 03

  • Allen Iverson Tells Isaiah Thomas That He’s Cut From The Same Cloth As Him

    SLAM Online "Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and Allen Iverson hit it off at last year’s All-Star game in Toronto when AI sought out Thomas at an NBA event. The two have kept in touch since and Isaiah recently tweeted that Iverson had texted him and told him to “keep doing ya thing:” ESPN asked Thomas..." November 29

  • Isaiah Thomas Calls Out Coaches After Loss To Warriors

    NESN "The Celtics have prided themselves over the last three seasons on fighting to the final whistle, rarely suffering blowouts or throwing in the towel. Well, Isaiah Thomas believes the latter is exactly what happened Friday night at TD Garden. Boston held its own against the mighty Warriors..." November 19

  • Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley now one of NBA's best backcourts: 'I'd put us up there with anybody,' Thomas says

    Mass Live "Isaiah Thomas could have created a layup attempt for himself. As he turned toward the Boston Celtics hoop, only Dwight Powell stood in his way. The Canadian moves his feet well enough, but Thomas practices witchcraft in the open court, challenging anyone, big or small. The Boston Celtics..." November 18

  • Isaiah Thomas: ‘I’m the 5-9 Kevin Garnett’

    SLAM Online "Kevin Garnett heaped praise on Isaiah Thomas during the debut episode of his new TV show, and the diminutive Celtics point guard says his goal is to become the “5-9 Kevin Garnett.” Thomas is averaging 26.2 points and 6.8 assists through six games, and shooting a career-best 49.5 percent from..." November 08

  • Isaiah Thomas admits Celtics are ‘not as good as we thought we were’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics were a popular choice to make some noise in the Eastern Conference this season after the addition of Al Horford, but an uninspiring 3-3 start has raised questions. After the team’s 123-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets, guard Isaiah Thomas admitted that the first six games of..." November 07

  • Where would Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics be without each other?

    ESPN "There are nights when Isaiah Thomas returns to the Boston Celtics' practice facility to get up shots, and when he's finished, he takes a moment to look at the 17 title banners that ring the court and marvel at how he got here. "Sometimes I'm in here alone, and I'm like, man, I play for the..." November 02

  • Celtics’ Thomas: “if you don’t have Kobe or Shaq or Michael Jordan, the triangle doesn’t work”

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s long been a criticism of Phil Jackson and the triangle offense: Of course he won, he had Michael Jordan, then Kobe Bryant with Shaquille O’Neal, then eventually peak Pau Gasol took over for Shaq. It’s a rather ridiculous criticism of Jackson — I’d like you to name the coach that won an NBA..." October 17

  • Isaiah Thomas exits with left wrist sprain, not considered serious

    Today's Fastbreak "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas left Thursday night’s preseason game in Greensboro against the Charlotte Hornets with what the team is calling a “slightly sprained” left wrist. Thomas tied for a game-high 11 points through the first half, and the team’s sideline reporter Abby Chin notes that..." October 07

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