Former Celtics Star Still Trying to Make NBA Comeback

An iconic former Celtics player is attempting to make an NBA roster this offseason.
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The NBA free agency is in full swing and players are trying to find their new homes for the 2024-25 season. While most impactful free agents have already signed, there are still some available veterans waiting to be called. One of those names is the former Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas.

On Wednesday, Thomas posted on social media that he is still looking for a chance. The 35-year-old made a case for himself, saying he is as "professional as they come" and that he can still "impact winning".

Former Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas Still Looking for a Chance

Thomas most recently spent some time with the Phoenix Suns at the end of the 2023-24 season, appearing in six games. He was a deep bench piece providing a veteran presence in the locker room.

It has been a while since Thomas has been an impactful NBA player. Ever since he was traded from the Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 offseason as part of the Kyrie Irving trade, Thomas bounced around the league, not being able to stay on with a team for more than a season. The hip injury he re-aggravated during Boston's 2017 postseason run sapped Thomas of his athleticism and he unfortunately never looked the same.

However, Thomas' back-to-back seasons in Boston between 2015 and 2017 will forever be remembered by Celtics fans. He made consecutive All-Star games and was a legitimate MVP candidate, carrying the team to the No. 1 seed in the East and all the way to the Conference Finals.

Whether it's with the Celtics or another team in the NBA, we would love to see Thomas get another chance. As a 5'9 guard who was the last pick in the draft, his story is inspirational and he would be an excellent mentor in many locker rooms around the league.

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