Hours before the Cavaliers are set to hold an introductory press conference for him on Thursday morning (you can watch it at 11 a.m. at Cavs.com with live updates here at the Boston Sports Journal), Isaiah Thomas broke his silence about the blockbuster trade that sent him to the Cavaliers in a heartfelt piece just posted on the Players' Tribune. In it, Thomas reveals how he found out about the trade, his reaction to it, his connection with the city of Boston and much more. The post follows up an Instagram video that was released by the point guard on Tuesday night that shows some of his first moments as a Cav after the deal.
While I strongly suggest you go over and read the full Players' Tribune letter from Thomas in its entirely, there is pretty to unpack and digest from the All-Star point guard in the wake of the deal. With that in mind, here are a few notable takeaways from the piece.