Thomas is putting up 15.2 points a night while coming off the bench in Phoenix.
Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is a former Celtics assistant GM, and has already pulled the trigger on a couple of deals with Boston this season.
Last summer, one of the first calls made by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge during the free agency period was to Thomas. Thomas later said Ainge and the Celtics were the first team to reach out to him during free agency, which ended with coming to terms on a four-year, $28 million sign-and-trade deal with Sacramento sending him to the Suns.
“It was an honor,” Thomas said of the call from Ainge. “Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics, all the history here, the tradition. It was definitely an honor.”
And as far as Thomas’ impact on rookie point guard Marcus Smart, Thomas would likely be used as a high-impact scorer off the bench — a role he currently serves with the Suns while averaging an impressive 15.2 points per game — while Smart would remain with the starters.