Isaiah Thomas On Cavaliers Trading Him: “They Were In Panic Mode”

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Isaiah Thomas On Cavaliers Trading Him: “They Were In Panic Mode”


This past NBA offseason, Isaiah Thomas was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thomas was the heart and soul of the team and gave his absolute all for the franchise. The fan favorite identified with the Celtics like almost no other player has since Paul Pierce, and even played through injuries and personal tragedies.

Then, after coming back from injury, the Cavs-Thomas relationship only lasted 15 games. Thomas now said that he was surprised that the Cavs bailed on him so quickly.


“I didn’t think they would pull the trigger that fast, 15 games. But again, it’s a business. And the Cavs were, I mean, they were in panic mode. We were losing — a lot. And I think they felt like they needed to make a move, and they, they basically cleared house…”



Thomas continued by saying that he didn’t have enough time to find a rhythm – not only after his injury, but also on a new team and system. Thomas will get his revenge game soon. On March 11, the Lakers will host the Cavaliers in Los Angeles. Even though Isaiah said that there weren’t any hard feelings towards the Cavs franchise, I’m sure he’d love to show them that they’ve made a mistake in trading him this early.

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