#IsaiahThomas recently opened up about his trade from the #BostonCeltics to the #ClevelandCavaliers in a heartfelt letter to the city of Boston for the #PlayersTribune. He says that he’s excited to be playing alongside #LeBronJames this upcoming season, but he’s still hurt by how his trade went down. The NBA All-Star also doesn’t think that it helped the #Celtics.
It all started with an awkward conversation with Danny Ainge who is the President of Basketball Operations for the Celtics. While they were talking about a one-year anniversary vacation, it seems Ainge just casually told Isaiah, “I just traded you.” By then, Thomas was ready to just get off of the phone.
“It was basically, you know — I appreciate you reaching out, appreciate you telling me, but there’s really nothing else that you or I need to be saying right now,” Thomas wrote.
“It’s not that I don’t understand it. Of course I get it: This is a business. Danny is a businessman, and he made a business move. I don’t agree with it, just personally, and I don’t think the Boston Celtics got better by making this trade. But that’s not my job. That’s Danny’s. And it’s a tough job, and he’s been really good at it. But at the end of the day, these deals just come down to one thing: business. So it’s no hard feelings on that end. I’m a grown man, and I know what I got into when I joined this league — and so far it’s been more blessings than curses. I’m not sitting here, writing this, because I feel I was wronged. I wasn’t wronged. It was Boston’s right to trade me.”
Do you guys agree with his comments about the Celtics?
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