Isaiah Thomas on Marcus Smart: ‘He flops’

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Now with the Wizards, Isaiah Thomas will face his former team – the Celtics – tonight. It’s still special when Thomas returns to Boston. He meant so much to the Celtics and has had such a rough go since they traded him. Showing appreciation is the least Boston could reasonably do for him.

But there’s still a game to be played, and Thomas wants to win it. So, he has a scouting report for his Washington teammates on Celtics guard Marcus Smart.

Thomas, via NBC Sports Washington:

He flops.

Harsh, but surprisingly uncontroversial. Hassan Whiteside said Smart flops. The NBA has ruled Smart flops. Even Smart has admitted he flops.

To his credit, Smart has largely reduced his flopping. He has returned to the dogged, honest defense that he played entering the league.

But Thomas wasn’t going to let that stop him from getting in a dig at his friend’s expense.