Isaiah Thomas on Free Agency: ‘Bring Out the Brinks Truck’

by July 13, 2016
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Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was asked about his free agency two summers from now, and naturally, IT is hoping to get paid big-time.

Thomas, 27, sees the crazy dollars flying around and is looking forward to cashing in himself.

With the Russell Westbrook-to-Boston rumors now swirling, will Thomas get his money in Beantown or elsewhere?

Per CSNNE:

“They better bring out the Brinks truck,” quipped Thomas during the Celtics’ summer league game on Saturday against Chicago. “They’re paying everybody else. I gotta get something.”

 

Indeed, Thomas has seen teammates come and go this summer due to contracts unlike anything the NBA has seen before. Former Celtic Evan Turner, a Sixth Man of the year candidate a year ago, signed a four-year, $70 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. […] Meanwhile, Boston added Al Horford who had spent his first nine NBA seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics inked him to a four-year, $113 million contract.

 

Thomas signed his current deal, a four-year, $27 million contract, back in 2014. If he were a free agent now, Thomas could potentially have landed a deal paying something close to that … per season. […] “I’m trying not to worry about it,” Thomas said. “It’s out there. “I’m just being myself and play and hopefully that takes care of everything else.”