If we can get 2015-16 Isaiah Thomas back — the Boston edition, or even one of the versions before that — the NBA will be a much more entertaining place next season.
After a train wreck of a season split between Cleveland and Los Angeles, Isaiah Thomas had surgery to repair the torn labrum in his hip, and he is apparently feeling much better.
It’s a good sign. We all want the one-and-only Sacramento Pizza Guy back.
Tweets alone are not going to get Thomas the Brinks truck backing up to his door he wants. As he has had to do his entire career, Thomas is going to have to prove himself to the many doubters. Teams are going to be cautious with him this summer. He’s already known to be a defensive liability, and coming off surgery into a very tight free agent market a big deal is not likely on the table. Thomas could find himself taking a shorter one or one+one contract to re-establish his ability to play and his reputation.
Here’s hoping he does.