Isaiah Thomas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Isaiah Thomas


LOOKBACK: Best NBA second-round draft steals of the modern era

May 29, 2020 - 9:54 PM

These diamonds in the rough have made many teams extremely happy with their low-risk, high-reward finds

NBA fines Wizards' Isaiah Thomas for bumping referee

Jan 05, 2020 - 1:06 PM

While it can be argued that Isaiah Thomas just tried to steady himself against the referee, it made no difference in enforcing the rules designed to protect officials

UNFORTUNATE. The woes continue to pile up for Isaiah Thomas and the Wizards. Photo from Instagram/@isaiahthomas

Suspended Isaiah Thomas explains side on frosty fan incident

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas bares he confronted two Philadelphia 76ers fans for their obscene comments and gestures

SIDELINED. The Washington Wizards will be without Isaiah Thomas for two games. Photo from Instagram/@isaiahthomas

Wizards' Isaiah Thomas banned 2 games over fan incident

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas will serve his suspension when the Wizards visit New York and Detroit

BANNED. Isaiah Thomas is set to serve a two-game suspension over a confrontation with fans. Photo from Instagram (@isaiahthomas)

Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:20 PM

After playing just 12 games with the Nuggets last season, Isaiah Thomas still won't see action with his new team

 Isaiah Thomas  Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Embattled Isaiah Thomas signs 1-year minimum deal with Wizards

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Isaiah Thomas is aiming for a resurgence as the 'King of the Fourth' with the Washington Wizards

RISING AGAIN. Isaiah Thomas hopes the Washington Wizards will open the door for him to get back to his A-game. Photo from Isaiah Thomas' Instagram

Abueva earns ire of Isaiah Thomas after clotheslining Jones

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Denver Nuggets guard said he would have beat the Phoenix forward's ass for his cheap shot on the TNT import

FURIOUS. Isaiah Thomas airs his piece on the incident involving Calvin Abueva and Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images

Isaiah Thomas inks deal with Nuggets, Jeremy Lin joins Hawks

Jul 13, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The former Los Angeles Lakers guard Thomas signs a one-year $2.3 million deal with the Nuggets

Lakers guard Thomas to undergo hip operation

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Thomas was suffering from the hip injury since he was still with the Boston Celtics

SEASON-ENDING. Isaiah Thomas will not be playing for the rest of the season as the Lakers are already eliminated from the playoff contention. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers beat Cavs, give LeBron James a glimpse of what they offer

Mar 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The Lakers' performance offer James a preview of the young talent he could align himself with should he opt to move to Los Angeles as a free agent next season

LAKERS TIME. In this file photo, Isaiah Thomas #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after drawing a foul from Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers win behind Thomas; 76ers turn back Cavaliers

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers take home their 4th straight win thanks to Isaiah Thomas' season-high 29 points

SMALL BUT TERRIBLE. Isaiah Thomas scorches the nets to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their 4th straight win. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Winners and losers at the close of NBA trading

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Here's how Rappler Sports grades the deals which rocked the NBA on trading deadline day

GOODBYE, HELLO. Los Angeles Lakers ship Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas heading to Lakers; Jordan Clarkson moving to Cavs

Feb 09, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Cleveland sends Thomas and Channing Frye to Los Angeles in exchange for Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr and draft picks

ABORTED. Just when Isaiah Thomas, wearing #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in this file photo, was about to soar he is traded to another team. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas reportedly calls out Kevin Love in fiery Cavs team meeting

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers skid to their 10th loss in 13 games

FAKER. Isaiah Thomas and other players accuse Kevin Love of faking an illness on the day of their embarrassing loss to Thunder. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP (Thomas) and Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP (Love)

Cavs nearly blow 23-point lead but hold on to beat Magic

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Isaiah Thomas sinks two clutch free throws with 11 seconds remaining to earn the win

RETURN OF ROSE. Derrick Rose returned after missing more than two months with ankle injuries and scored 9 points in 13 minutes. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas fined $10K for clotheslining Andrew Wiggins

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Thomas' chop connects with Wiggins' throat, earning him a flagrant two foul and an ejection

FINED. Isaiah Thomas was fined after being ejected from the Cavs' game against the Timberwolves. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas to start for Cavs, Derrick Rose could return soon

Jan 06, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Thomas is expected to start for the Cavs against Magic in Orlando

AWAITED RETURNS. Isaiah Thomas is set to start for the Cavs while Derrick Rose will be returning soon. Photo of Thomas from Twitter (@BR_NBA) and photo of Rose by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics rout Cavs as idle Isaiah Thomas gets ovation in Boston return

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Thomas gets some respect from the Boston fans and his former teammates

HOME WIN. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford each contributed 11 and 9 rebounds as the East-leading Celtics improved to 31-10. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas scores 17 points in debut for Cavaliers

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Isaiah Thomas recovers from his hip and shoulder injuries and finally makes a mark with the Cavs

CAVS DEBUT. Isaiah Thomas is back in the NBA with his 4th team. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

LeBron James and revamped super-team Cavs look to unseat dominant Warriors

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:49 PM

After being overpowered by Golden State last season, the Cavs added Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, among others

NEW AND IMPROVED. After losing to the Warriors in the finals for the second time in 3 seasons, LeBron James and the Cavs have revamped their roster in a big way. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas: Boston did not get better with trade

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Isaiah Thomas says being traded from the Celtics hurt bad but looks forward to teaming with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers

NEW TEAM. 'You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year,' promises Isaiah Thomas. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving pens farewell note to Cleveland, but doesn’t mention LeBron James

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Kyrie Irving thanks the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise for taking a chance on him but doesn t mention LeBron James by name

MOVING OUT. Kyrie Irving is heading to the Boston Celtics after 3 straight NBA Finals appearances with the Cavs. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas: 'I am not damaged. I'll be back, and I'll be the same player'

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Still no final confirmation of Isaiah Thomas transfer to the Cavs

Thomas' hip injury has stalled his transfer to the Cavs. "I am not damaged," Thomas said. "I'll be back, and I'll be the same player." File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas injury concern clouds blockbuster Cavs-Celtics trade

Aug 27, 2017 - 11:17 AM

A hip injury Thomas sustained in last season s playoffs is causing the Cavs concern

INJURY CONCERNS. Isaiah Thomas did not have surgery on his injured hip, but Celtics executive Danny Ainge acknowledged that the injury played "some" part in the decision to make the trade. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron lashes out at Celtics fans for burning Thomas jerseys

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:12 PM

The burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now The man was traded What do u not understand? LeBron James tweets

BURNED. LeBron James thinks scornful Celtics fans should open their mind to the detail that it was management, not Isaiah Thomas, who initiated the trade. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving worth the 'heavy price', says Celtics exec Ainge

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:17 AM

In exchange for Irving the Cavaliers received Crowder and Thomas

HEAVY PRICE. Kyrie Irving's blend of youth, championship experience and sheer skill made him worth it. File Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

Irving traded to Celtics, Thomas heads to Cavs in blockbuster deal

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:29 AM

The Cavs also get Jae Crowder Ante Zizic and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first round pick

TRADING PLACES. Kyrie Irving gets his wish to be the focal point of a franchise while the Cavs get a dynamic scorer in Isaiah Thomas. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas says hip surgery not top option

May 27, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Isaiah Thomas tells reporters that he won t be able to determine a rehabilitation plan until the swelling subsides in his hip

WHAT IS BEST. 'I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body,' says Isaiah Thomas. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs

May 21, 2017 - 10:48 AM

This is to avoid more significant long term damage to the injured hip of Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the team s doctor

The real Kevin Love: How quickly they forgot

May 20, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Now more than ever the Cleveland Cavaliers could use a little more Love

Olynyk shines in Game 7 as Celtics set up Cavs showdown

May 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Boston Celtics will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals

Celtics blow out Wizards in Washington to take 3-2 lead

May 11, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Celtics get off to an early lead in the first quarter and never look back

BOSTON RUN. The Celtics are now one win away from meeting the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East finals. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Bad Boys: why Celtics-Wizards is the next big East rivalry

May 07, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The intensity between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards harkens back to the gritty style of 90s basketball

BAD BLOOD. There has been no buddy ball between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas scores 53 to power Celtics over Wizards in OT

May 03, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Thomas scores a combined 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to rally the host Celtics past the stubborn Wizards

TAKEOVER. Isaiah Thomas takes over in the fourth quarter and in overtime to lead Boston past Washington in Game 2. File Photo by Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Thomas misses Celtics practice for dentist visit

May 02, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Thomas had his left front tooth knocked out of his mouth in Game 1 of the Celtics matchup against the Wizards

TRIP TO THE DENTIST. Isaiah Thomas visits the dentist to address his missing tooth. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas loses tooth but Celtics win series opener over Wizards

May 01, 2017 - 4:10 AM

Isaiah Thomas loses his tooth in the first quarter but still manages to score 33 in a Game 1 victory

TOUGH DAY. Isaiah Thomas had buried his sister the day before opening the second round of the NBA playoffs. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Emotional Isaiah Thomas feeds off teammates' love

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Speaking for the first time since his sister Chyna died on April 15 in a single vehicle car crash the Boston Celtics star said he is thankful for the support of his teammates

TEAM SUPPORT. Isaiah Thomas leans on his teammates for support as he goes through the playoffs in grief. File Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas and Boston Celtics bounce back against Bulls, win Game 3

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:12 PM

The top seeded Celtics turn the tables on Chicago to take a win on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points to end a hard week with a win. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Grieving Isaiah Thomas thanks Celtics fans for support

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM

This has been without question the hardest week of my life says Thomas

GRIEVING CELTIC. Isaiah Thomas has played with a heavy heart after the death of his sister Chyna. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron pays tribute to grieving Thomas

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Thomas fought through tears to score 33 points in Boston s opening playoff defeat to Chicago on Sunday just a day after his sister Chyna s death

TRIBUTE. LeBron James expresses his sympathy for Isaiah Thomas' situation. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

Isaiah Thomas plays with a heavy heart in loss to Bulls

Apr 17, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The Celtics star leads all scorers with 33 points honoring his late sister by writing R I P Lil Sis on his shoes

GRIEVING CELTIC. Just one day after the death of his sister, Isaiah Thomas suited up for Boston's playoff opener. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sister of Celtics star Thomas dies in road accident

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Witnesses told authorities that her car was moving normally before drifting into a barrier then hitting a post head on

RIP. Isaiah Thomas' sister is killed in a car accident a day before the Celtics are to begin their NBA playoffs. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics claim top seed in the Eastern Conference

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The Boston Celtics finish the regular season atop the East for the first time in 9 years while the defending champion Cavs finish in second

LEADERS. The Boston Celtics clinch the top seed for the first time since the 2007-08 season, when they won their last NBA title. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics lose again as Millsap lifts Hawks

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Paul Milsap scores 26 points and grabs 12 rebounds to deal the Celtics a costly blow

FOILED. The Celtics' hopes of overtaking the Cavs for the top spot in the East took another hit after Boston was beaten by the Atlanta Hawks. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics lose East top spot after Bucks dig in

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The Bucks knock the Celtics off the Eastern top spot as they fight for the fifth place seed

BUCK TOWN. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 points as the Bucks end the Celtics' 6-game winning streak. File Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas won't make Celtics' road trip with knee bone bruise

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The NBA s second highest scorer suffers a bone bruise in his right knee and will have to miss games against Brooklyn and Philadelphia

SIDELINED. The red-hot Boston Celtics will be without Isaiah Thomas for at least a couple of games. Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Thomas leads 'fighter' Celtics past road-weary Warriors

Mar 09, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Isaiah Thomas scores 25 points to snap a two game losing skid

BEANTOWN WARRIORS. Isaiah Thomas comes up big once again for the Celtics. Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Isaiah Thomas takes charge as Celtics sink Cavs

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Thomas clutch play helps the Boston Celtics overcome LeBron James triple double

BOSTON PUBLIC. Isaiah Thomas scored 31 points, including 5 in the final 49 seconds to defeat the defending champions at home. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics top Lakers, secure All-Star coaching job for Stevens

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points in the fourth quarter to stretch the Celtics winning streak to 6 games

WHO CAN STOP ME? Isaiah Thomas scores 38 points to secure the victory - and Celtics coach Brad Stevens' spot as the Eastern Conference coach for the NBA All-Star game. Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Celtics rally to beat Raptors, seize division lead

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Isaiah Thomas scores 19 of his 44 points in the final frame to lead Boston past Toronto