• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Celtics G Isaiah Thomas collects 15 points Wednesday

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas chipped in 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-3 FT), three assists, four rebounds, and a steal over 25 minutes of court time against Real Madrid.Thomas stepped up his shot volume over the exhibition opener, although he once again sunk only 25 percent of his three-point attempts on 1-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. The 26-year-old's four rebounds were also somewhat of an outlier, considering his 2.4 per-game career average in that category. Although Marcus Smart is still expected to man the starting point guard role, Thomas could conceivably make a strong push for the job in the preseason. At a minimum, Thomas will be a high-usage option off the bench for Brad Stevens, making him a worthwhile middle-to-late round target in many drafts.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas open to bench role

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said that while he'd prefer to start with the Celtics this season, he's open to the idea of coming off the bench, Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald reports. Thomas played off the bench in each of his 21 games with the Celtics after coming over in a deadline deal with Phoenix, providing 19 points per contest on 41.2 percent shooting. The 5-foot-10 waterbug is the Celtics' best pure scorer from the backcourt, but his limitations defensively likely make Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley coach Brad Stevens' preferred starters at guard. Regardless of how Thomas is deployed, the Celtics' stated desire to generate more offense this season should work in his favor, which would almost certainly result in an uptick in the 26 minutes per game he averaged with the team last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Celtics' Isaiah Thomas recovering from hand and wrist surgery

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is three weeks into his recovery from hand and wrist surgery, reports MassLive.com. Thomas is expected to need 6-8 weeks to recover and coach Brad Stevens said Thomas will have no long-term effects from the surgery.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Celtics don't plan to start Isaiah Thomas next season

    Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that the team is in no hurry to move Isaiah Thomas into the starting lineup. "I think Isaiah is more suited for a bench role. ... Isaiah expends a ton of energy to score," Ainge said, per MassLive.com. Thomas averaged 19 points per game with the Celtics but came off the bench in all 21 games.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Celtics' Isaiah Thomas doubles up in playoff loss to Cavs

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 22 points in Sunday's 113-100 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs. Thomas scored his 22 on 6 of 14 from the field, which included making 2 of 5 from three. He made all eight of his free-throw attempts. Thomas also recorded 10 assists and brought down five rebounds. Thomas played 32 minutes in a role off the bench. He also had one steal and committed five turnovers.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Celtics will hold Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley out Wednesday

    The Celtics will be without guards Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley for Wednesday's game at Milwaukee, the team announced. While Thomas is out due to rest, Bradley is suffering from a quad injury he suffered during Tuesday's contest. Luigi Datome will start in place of Bradley. Despite missing the game becuase of the injury, coach Brad Stevens said he expects Bradley to be ready for the playoffs, reports Masslive.com. "He was a little sore today as to be expected," Stevens said, "but all indications are that he should be good to go when the time comes." The Celtics are 6-point underdogs.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    G Isaiah Thomas' 17 points leads Celtics in easy win

    Guard Isaiah Thomas led a balanced offensive attack for the Celtics on Sunday, scoring 17 points and collecting six assists in their 117-78 win over the Cavaliers.Thomas shot five of 10 from the floor and had two steals in 23 minutes off the bench.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Celtics G Isaiah Thomas drops 34 in win over Pistons

    Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas scored 34 points off of the bench in Wednesday's 113-103 win over the Pistons. Thomas scored his 34 on 10-of-17 shooting from the field, which included going 4 of 8 from behind the arc. Thomas hit 10 of 11 free throws in the game. His 34 points marks a season-high for Thomas. Thomas also distributed six assists and came down with three rebounds in 30 minutes of playing time. ''He was just great - he's a really skilled player,'' Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, via the Associated Press. ''He was playing with really skilled groups tonight and he was getting to the rim and getting his shots. ''We don't need him to get 34 points every night, but we need him to be good.''

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Celtics G Isaiah Thomas posts 23 points, 6 assists in loss

    Guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and collected six assists in the Celtics' 110-101 loss to the Bucks on Friday.Thomas shot seven of 12 from the floor and was seven of eight from the free throw line.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    G Isaiah Thomas gets 19 points, 7 assists off the bench in loss

    Guard Isaiah Thomas produced 19 points off the bench but it was not enough as the Celtics fell to the Clippers on Sunday, 119-106.Thomas also tallied seven assists in the loss.