Isaiah Thomas is now using his footwear to campaign for max contract
Isaiah Thomas wants to get paid so badly, he’s now using his footwear to campaign for big bucks.
The Celtics point guard posted Monday on Snapchat a picture of his new sandals, which feature the image of money pouring out of a “Brink’s truck.” Thomas, who will be a free agent next year, wrote that he’s on the “slow grind.”
In an interview last month with Comcast SportsNet, Thomas also expressed his desire to receive a maximum contract. He’s due to make $6.2 million this season, a vast underpayment.
“I’m a max guy,” Thomas told CSNNE. “I deserve the max and we’re just going to continue to take care of business on the court and let the cards fall where they may. I’m happy for all the guards and all the other guys getting their money, because they deserve it. But my time is coming. They know they’ve got to bring the Brinks truck out. They know that.”
Given all of the money point guards are receiving –– John Wall just signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension with the Wizards, the Pelicans inked Jrue Holiday to a five-year, $126 million deal and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry received a three-year, $100 million contract from the Raptors –– there’s little doubt Thomas will cash in next summer. He averaged 28.9 points per game in 2016-17.
Since Thomas is 28 years old, this will probably be his only chance to receive a max contract. It’s understandable that he wants to join everybody else who’s gotten paid over the last couple of years.
While some spending-crazed teams may not have a lot of salary cap space in 2018, there will be suitors for Thomas if he puts up another All-Star caliber campaign. If the desire to sign a nine-figure contract is going to fuel Thomas all season long, then his apparent obsession with getting paid is a win-win for all parties involved.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog