Dude what if the Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas?

I can already hear the angry mob outside my dorm, but it’s just a fun little what-if scenario.

This post will be part of a series of articles about different scenarios that could happen for the Boston Celtics, and the first episode is a shocker:

What if the Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas?

Granted, it’s probably not going to happen, but it’s an interesting idea to think about. And here’s why:

Let’s say the Celtics advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, and fall to the veteran Cavaliers yet again. Danny Ainge is going to have to think about surrounding his star players with talent, and that means the possibility of re-signing Isaiah Thomas to a pretty massive contract.

But in this scenario, the newfound All-Star Thomas wants big money in a way that the Celtics simply cannot grant. Ainge, thinking about this, proposes two alternatives to his superstar player: Take a bit less money so we can look for help in free agency to make the team better, or do a sign and trade with a team of your choice and get your money elsewhere.

Thomas, the last pick in his draft, has worked his whole life to get ROYALLY paid at this point. He agrees with the idea of a sign and trade, and the Celtics begin to look for suitors Isaiah might consider. Throughout the entire process, the Bulls once again toss up Jimmy Butler in a potential trade to the Celtics.. and something finally emerges off those rumors.

Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

The Celtics reach a shocking agreement to sign and trade Thomas to the Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler straight up, shaking up the league.

Meanwhile, in the college basketball world, the UCLA bruins reach the NCAA Finals behind Lonzo Ball’s impressive play, and win it in stunning fashion. This catches Danny Ainge’s attention, and the savvy general manager decides to draft him instead of Markelle Fultz, also shocking the NBA world.

Now with great balance in the roster, the Celtics enter the 2017 season with a completely different roster. Thomas, meanwhile, begins to change the culture in Chicago and gets a max contract he has always coveted.

What happens next is anyone’s guess.

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3 thoughts on “Dude what if the Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas?

  1. I love what you’re doing here. This new series of blog posts is a great way to keep the readers interested. Let me just say though, that when I was reading this, when you mentioned Lonzo Ball, I thought you meant LaMelo Ball and I was like Mateo… why on earth would anyone sign that kid, his defense sucks ass…. but now I realize it was his brother you are talking about 🙂 great post!

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  2. I really like the title of the article, it’s very SEO friendly and funny, which is something that can be hard to do. It really grabs the readers attention, keep up the good work! Go Celtics!

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