Prior to the season restart in Orlando, some free agents are eagerly waiting for an opportunity. One of them is Isaiah Thomas, who is hoping for a fresh start in the league. He recently received a confidence-booster from his former Boston Celtics teammate, Marcus Smart, who openly stated that Thomas was one of his “favorite” teammates ever.
A few days ago, Isaiah Thomas had retweeted a post by CBS Sports that showcased his statistics in 2016-17. His tweet read, “NOBODY UNDER 6ft comes close”. Back then, he was averaging 28.9 PPG 5.9 APG 46.3 FG% and 37.9 3P%. In the same year, Isaiah placed fifth in the MVP race.
In response to this, Celtics point guard Marcus Smart posted a picture with him and wrote, “Best to ever do it under 6’ my brother”.
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) June 28, 2020
Former Boston Celtics teammate responds to Marcus Smart
The last time the 5’9″ man played was with the Washington Wizards a year ago. Isaiah averaged 12.2 points and 3.7 assists in 40 games. Moreover, he was shooting at a percentage of 41 from beyond the arc on 4.7 attempts per game.
He was then traded to Clippers, but they waived him off in a couple of days. Now, the former Celtics player is a free agent, and is looking for any offer that comes his way.
Also, recently, Isaiah Thomas declared Marcus Smart in his list of favorites. He tweeted,
“If you want to win put Marcus Smart in’ one of my favorite teammates ever. Real deal best defender in terms of being able to guard 1-5 on any night”.
“If you want to win put Marcus Smart in” one of my favorite teammates ever. Real deal best defender in terms of being able to guard 1-5 on any night https://t.co/RWXLi5VuBc
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) June 28, 2020
It’s a huge compliment coming from Isaiah for his friend.
Moving forward into the league in Orlando, Isaiah could be one of the top picks. He’ll be looking forward to getting out of his free agency. His injuries had created a halt to his career, and it’s high time he gets back in his sneakers. Let’s see if this validation by his friend could work as positive reinforcement for him in the coming months.