Isaiah Thomas, Andre Drummond fuel Celtics trade rumors with mysterious tweets
The eye emoji can really get Celtics fans going
The Celtics are No. 2 in the East and, with Isaiah Thomas becoming a free agent this summer, adding a key player now will likely help Boston against the Cleveland Cavaliers while also further convincing their All-Star guard that he should re-sign.
So with this in mind, Celtics fans went crazy on Twitter after Thomas tweeted the ever popular two-eyes emoji, as perhaps he was reacting to a potential trade that Boston was about to complete.
8:23 PM— Marvin Morel (@MarvAntMore) February 21, 2017
Isaiah Thomas: ð
Me: gotta wait for this trade
Me: I'm going to bed
Jae Crowder: ððð
When Isaiah Thomas tweets out an emoji and you know you won't be able to sleep until all questions are answered. pic.twitter.com/Ohz0f7NrDe— Tyler Sullivan (@TylerSully) February 21, 2017
Drummond might just be playing around, but Thomas tweeted the two eyes emoji over the summer right before the Celtics signed Al Horford, so there is precedent as to why Celtics fans freaked out like they did. Also, because of Thomasâ tweet reporters began to reach out to the Celtics to see if a potential deal was in the works. This led to Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren to crack a joke about Thomasâ emoji use.
Zarren hasnât denied that a trade is or could be happening, so his joke hasnât quelled Celtics fansâ angst and anticipation. But likely nothing will keep Celtics fans and the rest of the NBA world calm until the Feb. 23 trade deadline passes. Until then the rumors, reports and cryptic tweets will keep fueling speculation.
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