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Isaiah Thomas | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Washington
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Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart haven't been told who will start Tuesday's preseason opener.
While the starter of the preseason opener doesn't make a big difference in the overall picture, we'll be paying close attention to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens' rotations during the preseason. While Thomas' fantasy value won't take a huge hit if he comes off the bench, Marcus Smart would see a nice value boost if he is able to win the Celtics starting point guard job. Oct 6 - 11:19 AM

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Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas is the team's most effective player on offense.

Stevens added that Thomas has taken the least amount of shots, which says a lot about his effectiveness. Thomas is battling Marcus Smart for the Celtics starting point guard job, but he's going to be a productive fantasy player whether he wins the job or not. After averaging 19.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.6 steals, and 2.3 three-pointers in 21 games with the Celtics last year, Thomas should be targeted as an mid round draft pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 1 - 12:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas is hopeful the Celtics can add a go-to scorer to the roster.

"We’ve got a lot of guys who can step up on any given night. But we definitely need that guy where we know what we’re going to get out of him each and every night," Thomas said. Danny Ainge will continue to do his best and keep looking for a star to add to Boston's cast of role players, but it's anybody's guess as to when he'll be able to finally land his big fish.
Sep 28 - 10:11 AM

Isaiah Thomas said that while he'd love to be a starter in Boston, he's also fine with coming off the bench, as long as he's getting the minutes he deserves.

"It’s not tough. I tell you all the time because you guys ask all the time," Thomas said. "I would love to be a starter, but it’s not the end of the world. As long as I’m out there, getting the minutes I deserve, I’m all for it. I’m all for the team and what it takes to win — and that’s an honest answer." Thomas will have a chance to prove that he should be in the starting lineup during training camp, but even as a reserve, he's fully capable of putting up mid-round value.
Sep 26 - 11:33 AM

Isaiah Thomas said he studied film of Steve Nash this offseason.

He wasn't much of an assist guy with 5.4 per game with the Celtics last year. Thomas is likely going to come off the bench, but he should still be able to get minutes in the upper 20s and be a factor in all fantasy leagues. He's a high-upside pick in the middle rounds.
Sep 25 - 4:24 PM

Danny Ainge acknowledged during a recent interview that he's had conversations with head coach Brad Stevens about whether or not to start Isaiah Thomas, but no official decision has been reached at this point.

"There are reasons to not start him, and there are reasons to start him because he is our most efficient scorer," said Ainge. "So it’s not anything easy. Those are decisions that will be ironed out through training camp and exhibition season, and maybe even change throughout the course of the year." It sounds like there's a possibility that Thomas shuffles in and out of the starting lineup over the course of the regular-season, which would be frustrating for fantasy owners. Still, Thomas can put up mid-round value as a reserve, while a move into the starting lineup could have him flirting with early-round value. He's a nice mid-round target for draft day.
Source: CSN NE
Sep 24 - 7:16 PM

Isaiah Thomas said he would prefer to be a starter this season.

While Thomas said he would put the team first, he also added he would like to be the Celtics starting point guard. "I’m a team player," Thomas said. "But like I keep saying—or as you guys keep asking—I do want to be a starter. I mean, who doesn’t? That’s one of my goals in my career—to be a full-time starter and be one of the best little guys to ever play the game." Thomas is still worth drafting in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts if he comes off the Celtics bench, but his draft value would jump a round or two if he wins the starting job over Marcus Smart.
Sep 17 - 1:22 PM

Isaiah Thomas said that his goals for the 2015-16 season are to make the playoffs and be named an All-Star.

He's also stated this summer that he wants to be a "long-term starter" and become "the best little guy to ever play the game of basketball." Thomas is friends with Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom he beat in a series of recent pickup games, and the two athletes share an unshakable self-confidence. Thomas will be a favorite for Sixth-Man of the Year if he comes off the bench this season, but there's still a chance Brad Stevens will give him the starting job.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sep 15 - 12:42 PM

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said he's still trying to determine Isaiah Thomas' best role.

Stevens said that while the Celts know what Isaiah Thomas can do off the bench, he will be the Celtics starting point guard if that's what makes the team better. Thomas posted 26 points, five assists, three rebounds, one steal, and three 3-pointers in his only game as a starter last season so while it's an extremely small sample size, the diminutive guard would see a boost in his fantasy value if he's able to play his way into the Celtics starting lineup.
Sep 3 - 10:13 AM

Celtics C Isaiah Thomas said he wants to be "the best little guy to ever play the game of basketball."

Thomas also said that it was "disrespect" for Sports Illustrated to rank him No. 88 in the league, and his confidence doesn't befit someone who is content with a bench role in Boston. He'll battle Marcus Smart for the starting PG job in training camp, but even a sixth-man role would be sufficient for mid-round fantasy value. As for becoming the best "little guy" to ever play basketball, the 5'9" Thomas has to cover a lot of ground to best 5'3" Muggsy Bogues, who remains the Hornets' franchise leader in assists, steals and minutes played.
Sep 2 - 9:43 PM

When Celtics writers were polled as to whether Isaiah Thomas would be a "long-term starter" during the 2015-16 season, 13 out of 14 replied "No."

Head coach Brad Stevens said in late July that Thomas "may end up starting" and IT has repeatedly said that he'd like to start, but he was spectacular as a sixth-man last season and may be stuck in that role. Most of the writers agreed that Thomas is the best player on the roster, but still believed that Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley will continue to start in the backcourt. We'll watch the PG position battle closely, but no matter where he begins the game Thomas will earn enough minutes to be a solid mid-round pick.
Aug 23 - 6:32 PM

Isaiah Thomas tweeted that he worked out with Floyd Mayweather on Tuesday.

"4mile run with @FloydMayweather at 545am #TBE," tweeted the newest member of Team Money. Thomas will head into training camp with no ill effects from his wrist surgery in early July and will have a chance to battle for the starting point guard job with Marcus Smart. Thomas' fantasy value isn't entirely depended on whether or not he starts, but we'll keep an eye on the situation as he'll see a small bump in value if he's able to win the job.
Aug 18 - 10:36 AM

Isaiah Thomas (wrist) recently dropped 50 points at the Seattle Pro-Am event.

Thomas also added 11 boards and seven dimes for good measure, but this is really notable because it's clear Thomas' wrist, which he had surgery on in early July, is good to go moving forward. After the Celtics said Thomas' procedure would have no long-term effects, it appears that is indeed the case.
Source: YouTube
Jul 27 - 8:58 AM

Brad Stevens said on Thursday that Isaiah Thomas "may end up starting" next season.

"He may end up starting, he may end up coming off the bench, we'll see how that goes," said Stevens. If Thomas is able to secure the starting gig in Boston, Marcus Smart would likely head to the bench, and his fantasy value would take a decent hit with the demotion to the second-unit. This is a position battle we'll be watching closely this summer, but regardless of how Thomas enters the game, Thomas will be worth a mid-round selection on draft day.
Jul 23 - 5:42 PM

Isaiah Thomas' recent hand and wrist surgery will have "no long-term ill effects," according to coach Brad Stevens.

The Celtics didn't even announce the surgery when it happened four weeks ago, and Thomas is already halfway through his 6-8 week timetable for recovery. He was a solid mid-round value despite playing only 26 minutes per game over the final two months of the season, averaging 19.0 points, 2.3 triples, 2.1 boards, 5.4 assists and 0.6 steals per game. Boston's backcourt is loaded with young talent but we don't expect Thomas' numbers to slip much, if at all, in 2015-16.
Jul 12 - 2:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
3Corey Walden
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
5Malcolm Miller
6Coty Clarke
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Jonas Jerebko
4Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Tyler Zeller
3Kelly Olynyk