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May the Fourth be with you

Long live the King in the Fourth

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Just wanted to share a fun post this morning. Today is May the 4th, I’m a big Star Wars fan (geek, nerd, call it what you like). So I thought I’d point out that Isaiah Thomas is really good in the fourth.

Here’s a smattering of additional articles you might also want to check out.

NBA playoff scores 2017: Celtics-Wizards Game 2 was the best game of the postseason - SBNation.com

On Tuesday, Game 2 between Washington and Boston gave us everything: a point guard duel, an impossibly incredible performance from the Celtics’ superstar, a tight game with buckets being exchanged the stretch, and an overtime period that saw a one-man takeover.

Yup. I’m out of words honestly.

Isaiah Thomas is making a mockery of the teams that traded him - SBNation.com

But the Kings gave up on Thomas even as he showed flashes of the player he would become in Boston. In his third and final season in Sacramento, Thomas averaged more than 20 points and six assists per game. The Kings ultimately traded him for pennies on the dollar, signing him to a four-year, $28 million deal then shipping him to the Phoenix Suns for Alex Oriakhi (the No. 57 pick in the 2013 draft) and a $7 million trade exception.

Yup, I’ll bet the Kings and Suns wish they had another chance to keep Isaiah right about now. Though to be fair, I wasn’t exactly Nostradamus back then either.

Speaking of seeing into the future, I’ll allow myself a quick peek into free agency.

Blake Griffin is still the best available NBA free agent - SBNation.com

This is where the conversation has gotten hilarious, with many analysts (and many more fans) claiming they wouldn’t want to pay Griffin max money. Are you crazy? He’s a 28-year-old, four-time All-NBA player who has played in 84 percent of his team’s games since his league debut. If you strip his name from resume and look at the data, of course he’s a max player. You pray you get a chance to sign him to a max deal.

Injuries are a concern.

There’s the rub.

Now back to game day. May the Fourth be with you.

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