Isaiah Thomas on contract: ‘They know they’ve got to bring the Brinks truck out’
Isaiah Thomas has a message for the Celtics — his time to get paid is coming.
Speaking to Comcast on Friday, Thomas made it clear that when his contract expires after the coming season, he expects to earn a max contract.
“I’m a max guy,” Thomas told the station. “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.”
Toronto’s Kyle Lowry received a three-year, $100 million deal to stay with the Raptors. Jrue Holiday got five years and $126 million from the Pelicans. And of course, the Celtics gave Gordon Hayward four years and $128 million.
Thomas is due $6.2 million this year before hitting free agency. After averaging 28.9 points a game last year, Thomas will easily earn a max contract from someone, as long as his hip is healthy. He missed the end of the playoffs because of the injury.
“I’m feeling better,” Thomas said. “I’m taking steps toward my goal and that’s getting back on the court. I haven’t been able to play basketball yet, but I’m getting a lot better.”
Thomas added that he has another appointment in a week, and hopes to avoid surgery.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog