Current Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas took some time out of his Sunday evening to do a Q&A with fans on Twitter.
One such enterprising fan, @Luke6Hill, posed the question of whether the former Boston Celtics All-Star could see himself coming back to the team that dealt him this past summer for Kyrie Irving.
Thomas’ response was in a similar vein to that of Kevin Garnett’s post-title scream.
Anything can happen https://t.co/jeDPJpZ4PV
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 19, 2018
In terms of production, Thomas was notably awful in Cleveland. The Cavaliers were almost forced to make the deadline deal that sent him to the Lakers. Since his arrival in L.A., he has still been relatively bad, though less notably so.
Thomas is shooting just 38.3 percent from the field on 13.4 shot attempts in 27 minutes. His outside shooting has taken a giant leap forward from his 15 games with the Cavs, but still, this isn’t the Thomas Celtics fans remember leading them to the No. 1 seed a year ago.
How he gets back to Boston is a mystery. The Celtics traded him in part because they weren’t going to pay his requested Brinks truck-like salary when he hit free agency this summer. Now, his play has fallen off a cliff since missing half the year with a hip injury.
Even so, Boston may be capped out, and will be looking to sign a backup big man. Aron Baynes and Greg Monroe are expiring this year, leaving only injured rookie Daniel Theis as a viable option behind Al Horford. There is also the entire Marcus Smart situation to consider.