Isaiah Thomas initially stayed quiet on his feelings towards the Celtics in the aftermath of the shocking August blockbuster deal that sent him to the Cavaliers. However, the All-Star point guard candidly opened up about the deal in a excellent piece by Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated this week about the prior year and his adjustment to Cleveland thus far.
Thomas had plenty of good things to say about his overall time in Boston and the franchise as a whole in the piece. However, it's evident that the injured guard still holds some bad blood for the C's top decision maker for shipping him out of town:
"Boston is going to be all love," Thomas told Jenkins. "I might not ever talk to Danny (Ainge) again. That might not happen. I'll talk to everybody else. But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don't do that, bro. That's not right. I'm not saying eff you. But every team in this situation comes out a year or two later and says, 'We made a mistake.' That's what they'll say, too."
BSJ Analysis: With the deal only occurring less than two months ago, it's no surprise that the wounds are still fresh for the 5-foot-9 guard. Thomas has every right to be that disenchanted with Ainge as well, given what he played through last postseason and the recruiting he did over the past two summers.