Isaiah Thomas on Celtics Reunion: ‘I Opened My Arms to Try and Come Back’

Boston Celtics fans will remember the tenure of former point guard Isaiah Thomas fondly, which makes what he said about wanting to return all the more painful.

Thomas was asked by the media on Thursday about his relationship with the Celtics and if he ever tried to return to the franchise over the past few seasons.

Thomas responded by saying that it was difficult to talk about but that he “opened my arms to try and come back.”

Thomas played for the Celtics from 2014 to 2017 and found a lot of success with the franchise. Thomas played in 179 games for Boston over three seasons, where he averaged 24.7 points and 6.0 assists per game. During his time with the Celtics, Thomas was also named to two All-Star teams, one All-NBA Team, and finished fifth in MVP voting for the 2017-2018 season.

In 2017, Thomas was traded away to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the package that brought Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. Thomas would only play in 15 games for the Cavs before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers later.

That 2017 trade seemed to spark the beginning of some tumultuous times in Thomas’ career. He has yet to catch on anywhere in the League ever since, playing for seven different teams since his time with the Celtics, including two separate stints with the Lakers.

This year, Thomas has played in six total games for three different teams: the Mavericks, Lakers, and is currently playing for the Charlotte Hornets.

Thomas is set to get a reunion with his former squad on Wednesday when the Hornets play host to the Celtics at 7:00 p.m.