Can you believe Isaiah Thomas returning to the Celtics could’ve been a real possibility this summer? That’s the story about 2 weeks following his signing with the Denver Nuggets. ESPN reported that IT reached out to Danny Ainge about a possible return to the team that traded him for Kyrie Irving less than one season ago. Could a future return be in store for the MVP finalist from 2016-17?
Meanwhile Kawhi Leonard migrated north begrudgingly via trade, but will try to make it work with the Toronto Raptors — who shipped out Demar DeRozan to the Spurs in a stunning blockbuster. Will the one seed from a year ago provide the threat that was missing in the east when we recorded one week ago?
For now, ESPN ranked Boston No. 2 and Toronto a few spots behind them in their preseason NBA rankings following the re-signing of Marcus Smart. He returned on a 4-year, $52-million contract that includes a minor weight clause. We hit on all that tonight on Celtics Late Night on CLNS Media live.
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