Following the blockbuster trade which saw him packaged in a deal for Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas still has some frustration towards Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, Thomas discussed his All-Star season and the playoff run that was cut short by an injury. As the conversation progressed, Thomas spoke about his damaged relationship between himself and Ainge. "I might not ever talk to Danny again. That might not happen. I’ll talk to everybody else [in Boston]. Thomas said. “But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don’t do that, bro. That’s not right."
The trade between Boston and Cleveland came after Thomas displayed enormous strength playing during the playoffs after his sister tragically died in a car accident. Thomas also played through the hip injury that eventually sidelined him completely. "No doubt about it, I should have sat out the playoffs. No way around it; I made it worse," he said.
While annoyed by the trade, Thomas says it's "all love" between him and Boston, but he suggests Celtics management will realize they made a mistake letting him leave. “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.”