Isaiah Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Thomas plans to play in next 2 games, attend sister's funeral in between

    ESPN "Isaiah Thomas remained with the Boston Celtics on Monday, and coach Brad Stevens said he expects that the All-Star guard will play Tuesday in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls before traveling to be with his family after the death of his sister. Thomas scored 33 points in the Celtics'..." April 17

  • If schedule allows, Celtics hope to support Isaiah Thomas at funeral of Chyna Thomas

    Sportsnaut "Chyna Thomas, sister of Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, died early Saturday morning, leading to an outpouring of support for Thomas ahead of Sunday’s Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls. Ahead of Game 2, on Tuesday, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens announced that if the schedule allows for it, the..." April 17

  • LeBron on Isaiah Thomas' performance after tragedy: 'He was unbelievable'

    CBS Sports "Sunday featured one of the most emotional NBA playoff openers in recent memory, as Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas took the court one day after learning that his younger sister had passed away in a car accident. Many doubted whether Thomas would play, but word came out a few hours beforehand that..." April 17

  • Charles Barkley: It was ‘uncomfortable’ to watch Isaiah Thomas cry on sideline one day after sister’s death

    WEEI Boston "Isaiah Thomas decided to play Sunday one day after his younger sister was killed in a one-car crash. On TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” analyst Charles Barkley implied he thinks it was a mistake. Prior to tip-off in Game 1 of the Celtics’ first-round playoff series against the Bulls, TNT showed footage..." April 17

  • Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas’ Sister, 22, Killed In Car Crash

    NESN "hyna Thomas, the 22-year-old sister of Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas, was killed Saturday morning in a single-car crash on Interstate 5 in Washington. According to the Washington State Patrol, Chyna Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred on the shoulder of..." April 16

  • Isaiah Thomas responds to critics of his defense

    Yardbarker "Isaiah Thomas is getting defensive about his defensive performance. Speaking with reporters on Friday, the Boston Celtics guard was critical of those who say he’s a liability on defense, per Scott Souza of GateHouse Media. Thomas, who had a career year with 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per..." April 15

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler looks forward to guarding Celtics' Isaiah Thomas

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler says he is looking forward to the challenge of guarding Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas in their upcoming playoff series, which begins Sunday night in Boston. "I look forward to that matchup," Butler said after Friday's practice. "Especially..." April 15

  • A case for Isaiah Thomas as the NBA MVP

    Sportsnaut "All the talk surrounding the NBA’s MVP race has focused on Russell Westbrook and James Harden out west. That makes some sense considering these two guards have put up electrifying performances throughout the 2016-17 season. It’s also a bit slanted towards what many would call “left coast bias.”..." April 04

  • Isaiah Thomas trying to tone down on techs for sons' sake

    Boston Globe "Last season Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas finished with 14 technical fouls, the second-highest total in the NBA. He was not pleased, but he knew that emotions can run high in a basketball game, and sometimes he could not help himself. Before this season began Thomas’s mother, Tina, and..." April 02

  • 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

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