Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Isaiah Thomas: Being counted out 'nothing new' for Celtics

Isaiah Thomas: Being counted out 'nothing new' for Celtics

Although now in line to be drafted with the first and last picks in their respective NBA Drafts, guards Markelle Fultz and Isaiah Thomas already have enough in common.

"Me and Isaiah Thomas would be a great backcourt", said Fultz.

Isaiah Thomas made a point on Thursday: the Celtics aren't scared of the Cavs, even after a hard 117-104 Game 1 loss. They both have said in the past that they could coexist in the same backcourt at the National Basketball Association level.

Deciding to roll over in the face of superiority goes against everything we hold dear, all while wasting Thomas' prime for a theoretical shot at a championship down the line. "I think the opportunity that would be there would be incredible, just for him to play off the ball, where I think he's better at it, or him to play on the ball and I can play off the ball".

Thomas said that he's fine if the rest of the world wants to write off the Celtics, but he believes in his teammates.

"He asks questions; I answer them", Thomas added. "He's a good friend of mine".

"We're looking for the best overall player, and that hasn't been decided yet". We want to let everybody in this world know that we're for real, and we're one of the top teams in the National Basketball Association, and with this series we've got to go out and show the world because like everybody knows, everybody is counting us out.

"I try to just focus on what I'm doing on the court and let those guys focus on making those decisions", said Thomas, who was just named to the league's All-NBA Second Team on Thursday. "But whatever they do. I mean, whatever happens, happens".

What should Boston do with the #1 pick?

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