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“Get Isaiah Thomas on an NBA team”: Jaylen Brown reacts to former Celtics star’s 65-point game amid Josh Richardson trade confirmation

Amulya Shekhar
|Sun Aug 01 2021


Isaiah Thomas put on a show at an AEBL league game with 65 points. Former Celtics teammate Jaylen Brown praised this amazing performance in his own hometown, Atlanta.

Isaiah Thomas is a name that quite a few new NBA fans may not remember in the right light. Drafted 60th in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, Thomas carved a niche for himself as a scorer.

He got a contract with the Phoenix Suns and performed for them as a high-level volume scorer. This led to a trade to the Celtics initiated by GM Danny Ainge.

Thomas embraced the city of Boston and gave the city some memorable performances, giving his all for the team. He finished 5th in the 2016-17 MVP race, averaging 29 points per game as the Cs finished first in the East.

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However, he suffered a hip injury that has since ground his career to a halt. Ainge traded IT to the Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving, who’d suddenly become available in the market.

Isaiah has failed to lock down a berth in an NBA team since then. He’s been trying his level best to get back in the picture. Jeff van Gundy has also called him up for some USA Basketball games in the intervening period.

Jaylen Brown reacts to former Isaiah Thomas’ 65-point game at an AEBL game

Jaylen Brown, the latest Celtics All-Star, was a rookie when Isaiah was having his best season ever in Boston. Hailing from Atlanta himself, he’s also plugged in to the local basketball scene.

Isaiah Thomas took the floor for an AEBL league game last night and finished with 65 points to his name. He displayed his scoring repertoire, and his bounce seems to be at its best since his Boston days.

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Brown would undoubtedly be rooting for his former teammate to get back to the best of form. Isaiah’s story is an inspirational one to anyone who follows basketball. One would hope that he’s able to hold down an NBA roster spot at some point.


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