KEY POINTS

  • Ainge unlikely to consider adding Isaiah Thomas
  • Ainge only open to adding solid two-way player
  • Celtics are doing fine with their current roster this NBA season

The Boston Celtics would be a plausible landing spot for Isaiah Thomas if Danny Ainge had plans of adding some players to the roster. And while he admits his love for the veteran guard, it appears it may make no sense to add the 5-foot-9 guard to the team at this point.

The Celtics actually made no moves at the NBA trade deadline with Ainge stressing that he does not see a need for it. And like most teams, pundits are now trying to see if Boston would be open to adding anyone from NBA free agency. There is noteworthy talent available and more could be coming with buyouts expected to happen.

In a previous post, it was discussed how a return to Bean Town would make sense for Thomas. But even if that were to happen, the best the two-time NBA All-Star can hope for is a backup role. From the way Ainge touched on the topic of Thomas on the "Toucher & Richer" show, hopes of seeing that happen are now practically nil.

"We're not doing anything at this moment. I love Isaiah, I'm not sure that he's the right fit for us, but I'm not sure that he's not. We're still evaluating to see who comes available on the open market. We're hoping that maybe somebody that's more of a need and a better fit, but who knows, we'll see," the post revealed.

Things have just been tough on the 60th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft since he left the Celtics back in 2017. After undergoing hip surgery, he has struggled to get back to form. So far, he has played for four different NBA teams but is noticeably far from the Thomas that most came to love. With the Wizards, he averaged 12.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 40 games. These are way below his career averages of 18.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per Basketball-Reference.com.

Ainge added that he would not mind adding a player to the Celtics roster if that cager would be a two-way, big and solid player. Skimming through the free agents right now, no one seems to fit that category.

Looking ahead, the Celtics are just doing fine with their current roster. They are running third in the NBA Eastern Conference, owning 38-16 win-loss card in the Eastern Conference. With a quintet that seems to be doing fine, it comes to no surprise that Ainge has no reason to make addition or changes at this time. Perhaps in the summer?