During a late night Q&A with some fans on twitter Sunday, Isaiah Thomas did not completely rule out a return to the Celtics this summer in free agency.
Thomas was traded by the Celtics in a package that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston from the Cavaliers. After a turbulent 15 games in Cleveland, Thomas was traded for the second time in six months; this time to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With LA, Thomas has played a lot more like the version we saw in Boston than what he was with LeBron James and the Cavs. Thomas is an unrestricted free agent after this season without a clear market for his services.
The Celtics probably won’t have the cap space to give Thomas anything substantial this summer, nor is it known whether they have interest in bringing Thomas back. Given the production Boston has gotten from the likes of Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier, and even Shane Larkin this season, a back-up point guard to Irving most likely isn’t a need for the Celtics going into this summer.
But anything can happen.