Boston Celtics: Fans pleading with Cs to bring Isaiah Thomas back

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With the NBA offseason trudging right along, it appears some Boston Celtics fans are longing for a reunion between the franchise and one of their former stars.

Despite some polarizing moves thus far into the 2020 NBA offseason, Boston Celtics fans still seem to be optimistic about the potential of “what could be” as we move along throughout the period.

One move many fans seem to be holding out hope for is the signing of one of the franchise’s former stars, Isaiah Thomas.

Recently, in an article with the Boston Globe, the veteran point guard spoke about how things were during his “heyday”, and how he believes he can still perform at a similar level that he did just a few years back.

"“I mean, I was blowing by people. I haven’t blown by anybody since I had a Celtics uniform on…I really feel like I’m back.”"

The idea of the Boston Celtics re-signing Isaiah Thomas is nothing new to us at the Houdini and, despite the fact that the team just inked fellow veteran point guard, Jeff Teague, in free agency — a move we’re actually ecstatic about — we still believe this could be a good idea, should there wind up being a vacant roster spot.

Though Danny Ainge and co. have made a few savvy moves this offseason to try and improve their scoring punch off the pine — drafting Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard, for starters — they still don’t seem to have many proven NBA offensive spark plugs to roll out in their second unit.

Last year, the team’s bench ranked 29th in points per game (28.5), 28th in 3-point percentage (31.8), and 20th in offensive rating (53.6).

Thomas could be that spark-plug this unit could use.

Through 40 games with the Washington Wizards in 2019-20, the point guard found himself averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 assists on 41 percent shooting from both the field and downtown.

With these numbers, it’s evident that he still has what it takes to produce for an NBA team, and it also gives the possibility that, if thrust back into the system that once made him a legitimate MVP candidate, these averages could get even better.

Unfortunately for fans, at the moment a move such as this doesn’t seem likely, as there are very few roster spots still available and, frankly, the team could use for another veteran wing within the rotation instead.

That said, should a spot open up, it could be mutually beneficial for both parties to reunite, as it would be adding a much-needed scoring punch to the roster, another shot at a meaningful gig in the NBA, and it would also give the Cs the opportunity to right their wrong of shipping away Thomas in the first place after putting his all into every minute logged with the franchise throughout the two and a half year spent in Boston.

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