Isaiah Thomas: ‘I Actually Really feel Like I’m Again’
Lots has occurred since Isaiah Thomas took the league by storm in the course of the 2016-17 season, averaging 28.9 factors per sport for the Celtics and having an unforgettable playoff run. Shortly after that historic season, Thomas had hip surgical procedure and has since bounced across the league, enjoying for 4 completely different groups and by no means discovering a constant position. He had confronted points together with his hip for the reason that preliminary surgical procedure and has had further procedures carried out.
Nevertheless, Thomas thinks he’s lastly again to his NBA All-Star stage self. Late final month, he went to Los Angeles for a exercise and scrimmages with different NBA gamers and felt nearly as good as he had in years. Thomas spoke with Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe about this exercise and the way nice he carried out in that 5-on-5 motion in LA.
“That solely gave me extra confidence to have the ability to play the sport once more. I imply, I used to be blowing by folks. I haven’t blown by anyone since I had a Celtics uniform on. After I was in a position to blow by MVP-caliber gamers, that instructed me my burst and energy and pace are there. I actually really feel like I’m again.”
Though he stands at solely 5-foot-9, Thomas was one of the vital explosive offensive gamers within the NBA earlier than his damage. He has all the time performed with a chip on his shoulder after being the final choose within the 2011 NBA Draft.
If he’s totally wholesome once more and enjoying wherever near the extent he was at in 2017, there isn’t a query Isaiah Thomas will be capable to assist an NBA workforce within the upcoming season.