Isaiah Thomas turned into an all star this season, he carried The Celtics to 48 wins and was the best player for them in the playoffs. Thomas is unguardable on most nights and has bolted his way to being a top 20 player in the NBA. He is one of the best finishers around the basket (especially for his size), however it’s the size of his heart that separates him from other players. Isaiah Thomas should at least get an invite to the Olympic team.
Isaiah has only been in Boston for more than a year. Since then he has played his best basketball of his career. Last season he averaged 22.2 points per game, averaged 6.2 assists per game, and shot nearly 50 percent from the floor. Isaiah averaged more points per game than Kyrie Irving, and Chris Paul, tho many people will overlook the points per game stat, Isaiah got the best in the head to head match against Paul and Irving. Isaiah also averaged two more wins above replacement than Irving did. Personally I would take Isaiah over these two point guards any day, Isaiah plays better than both of these players in “crunch time”.
With Curry and now Paul passing on the upcoming olympics Isaiah should get a shot. The international game would be perfect for Isaiah, shorter 3 point line, more of uptempo play style, plus Isaiah would be able to play with some of the other greats in the NBA today.
Coach K make the right decision and give the little guy a shot.