Celtics president of basketball ops Danny Ainge and Cavs guard Isaiah Thomas exchanged text messages Tuesday night, and agreed to finally move past the hard feelings following Ainge’s trade of Thomas to Cleveland last summer.
Thomas says the two men are now “good.”
New: In an interview with the Globe, Isaiah Thomas details the text message he received from Danny Ainge on Tuesday night, and why he decided to respond this time: https://t.co/26PSvUMs7p
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Isaiah watched as his new team fell to his old one 102-88 in Boston last night, and says he still has plenty of love for the Celtics organization.
Per the Boston Globe:
“Have I forgiven Danny?” Thomas said, posing the question to the person who had just asked it. “He texted me last night, so, yeah, we’re good.”
In an interview with the Globe after the Celtics’ 102-88 win on Wednesday, Thomas recounted the exchange with Ainge. He said that Ainge has actually texted him numerous times since the trade, but Thomas had never responded.
“This time, I responded,” he said. “I guess you could say I moved on. I never hated the guy. I just didn’t feel like it was the right time to speak.”
Thomas said Ainge had watched him play against the Blazers on Tuesday night.
“He was happy that I was playing again,” he said. “He said, ‘It looked like you could have played a month ago.’ He was just happy. It was genuine. He was happy I was playing again.”