Boston Celtics Star Guard Isaiah Thomas Selected To All NBA Second Team, Further Validating His Claim Of Being One Of The Best Guards In The Entire NBA
The Boston Celtics got obliterated on Wednesday night in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. But on Thursday a bit of good news came for the Celtics as the NBA released their All-NBA teams and C’s guard Isaiah Thomas was named to the All-NBA Second Team.
Per Cs PR, Isaiah is the first Celtic to be named first- or second-team All-NBA since Paul Pierce in 2009.
“It’s a blessing,” Isaiah Thomas says of being named to All-NBA Second Team. “It’s not just something for me. It’s something for this team.”
Based on this, the NBA voters have essentially named Thomas the seventh best player in the entire NBA, and the fourth best guard. IT has been a big part of Boston’s success this season, Celtics coach Brad Stevens praised IT’s All-NBA Second Team nod and thinks IT deserved to get this type of recognition.
“It’s a tremendous accomplishment,” Brad Stevens says of Isaiah Thomas’ All-NBA Second Team nod. “And it’s well-deserved.”
Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game this past season, he has overcome a lot in his career and he has faced even more off the court within the last month. Being named to this list drives up the potential price tag for Thomas even more as he has one more year left on his contract with the Celtics.
Coming up a lot of talk will come out for and against resigning Thomas, and if that wasn’t enough the timing of a potential signing or non-signing will also be a big topic of discussion. But for now, let us celebrate a player who has beat the odds and has developed into what many around the NBA think to be an elite talent.