Dwyane Wade has inspirational message for Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas has seen his career take a historic tumble over the past year or so, and the end result was a free agent contract that is worth a mere fraction of what he once expected to be paid. But as far as one future Hall of Famer is concerned, Thomas has silenced his critics before and will do it again.
After Thomas agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal worth $2 million with the Denver Nuggets, Wade took to Twitter with some uplifting words for his former teammate.
I. Can’t. Wait. @isaiahthomas go do what you’ve done your whole life and that’s make everyone swallow their words. They can’t measure your heart cuz!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 13, 2018
Wade and Thomas were both with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a short time last season before being traded.
Thomas looked like the steal of a lifetime after the Boston Celtics acquired him from the Phoenix Suns during the 2014-15 season, and he averaged nearly 29 points per game two seasons ago and carried the Celtics into the postseason. At one point, Thomas made some now-infamous comments about how much Boston better be prepared to pay him, and those remarks are pretty embarrassing now.
At 29, health may be Thomas’ biggest concern. A hip injury kept him out for much of last season, and it’s hard for a pure scorer like him to carve out a big role if he’s playing at less than 100 percent.