Isaiah Thomas gave Celtics fans a bit of a scare when he unexpectedly revealed earlier this summer that he underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his shooting wrist, but it would appear that any concerns regarding his health can be put to rest after this past weekend.
Thomas returned to the court for his first game action since the surgery to drop 50 points in a Seattle Pro-Am game over the weekend, proving that his wrist is feeling just fine and hasn't impacted his shooting stroke. He was his usual aggressive self in getting to the rim and drawing contact, tallying 20 of his points at the charity stripe.
20 of IT's 50 points came from the FT stripe. #seattleproam— Seattle Pro Am (@SeattleProAm) July 26, 2015
The 5-foot-9 guard also collected 11 rebounds and dished 7 assists in the 119-117 victory.
The 26-year old point guard enters his first full season with the Celtics after being acquired from the Phoenix Suns in a mid-season trade back in February. It remains to be seen if his role will be as a starter or a sixth man, but regardless of when he enters the game, Thomas is one of the team's most valuable players.
While we must temper expectations based on a summer exhibition game, Thomas' explosive performance is a good sign that he is healthy heading into training camp. Highlights of his dazzling performance indicate Thomas hasn't missed a beat.