Get Ready, Isaiah Thomas Is About To Ball Out In Cleveland
Sep 08 2017
The deal was held up last week when Cleveland asked Boston for additional compensation after Thomas reported for his physical and the Cavs had concerns about the All-Star point guard's health.
Thomas published an emotional essay Wednesday on The Player's Tribune by saying how he had just finishing celebrating his one-year wedding anniversary with his wife when he got a call from Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations.
While the reactions of his children were said to be most important to him, the piece also gives us some details about how Thomas found out about the trade. "And that's when he told me", Thomas wrote. Thomas was unstoppable last season even when they double and triple teamed him. The elite offense, the 30-some national TV games, the becoming a place where free agents want to come and play - I feel like I helped build that. When you talk about a part of the body such as your hip, it plays a huge role in your mobility and jumping ability.
"Everything about that trade, everything that I was feeling in my heart in those moments - they got it down to the only two things that mattered".
Brady began the conversation by texting "What's up, IT, I heard about the news". "'I just traded you.' Simple as that".
During his 2.5 years with the Celtics, Thomas says he "fell in love with Boston" and was disappointed because he wanted to go down in New England sports history for bringing championships to Boston. Best of luck. You're gonna do great. "But I didn't come to Cleveland to lose".
In Rose's lone season with the Knicks, he somehow managed to return to his MVP form, averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists on 47.1 percent shooting from the field.
"It was one of the most hard conversations I ever had", Ainge told CSN's Kyle Draper and Brian Scalabrine following last week's introductory press conference for Irving and Gordon Hayward. So maybe, I don't know. maybe that's something to be proud of.