Celtics star point guard, Isaiah Thomas, has been ruled OUT for the remainder of the postseason after playing just 18 minutes of game two in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavilers.
The Celtics have said that Thomas re-aggravated his “right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2” via NBA.com.
Thomas scored just 21 points in this round between the first two games at home against Cleveland.
Thomas had recently been named to the All-NBA second team and averaged 28.9 points per game this season. Thomas’ incredible year sparked the conversation in Boston about whether or not he is a max contract type of a player.
The Celtics look to continue to build as many have the sense that the Celtics are just a couple of pieces away from being able to surpass LeBron and the Cavs and become true championship contenders.
What does this mean for the Celtics this season? Can we be truthful? There are people who are going to say that this could help Boston because they will no longer be so focused on feeding Thomas the ball at the perimeter. Those people are mistaken.
Without Thomas you no longer have a piece who can truly take over a game. Kelly “The Clynyk” Olynyk took over game 7 against Washington, but believe me, that will not happen again ESPECIALLY in Cleveland.
Losing Thomas is the fork that you should stick in the Celtics, because they’re done.
Your true scorer has been removed from the equation and now, as most of us understand, the Celtics are truly left with a bunch of roll players out on the floor. Which is fine, I don’t knock the Celtics for being loaded with roll players. But you need someone out there who can catch fire and completely take over a game. It was hard enough to do that with Thomas due to his obvious deficiencies. And now without him, the Celtics are certain to lose in 4.
The Cavs now have their one way, first class ticket as they walk into the finals for the third straight year… and for LeBron’s seventh. STOP THE FIGHT!
But Markelle Fultz… right?
Written By: Nick Quags (@NickQuag)