News of world-wide scope the one that has emerged with force in the last hours around the mythical Isaiah Thomas. Punished by injuries, diminished by his lack of stature that makes him vulnerable now that his physical conditions have worsened and without the confidence of most of the league, according to the NBA rumors the player has considered it necessary to enjoy this sport again and if he has to go to Europe to do so, he will not hesitate. So much so, that the negotiations for his signing for the CSKA Moscow They are on the right track, according to the Greek media overfm. The former spiritual leader of the Boston Celtics has been known to have been training this summer with various teams, including the Lakers, but he had no guarantee that a team would sign him and seems jaded of having to keep looking for his life.
And it is that the basketball journey of Isaiah Thomas in recent years it is really complicated. His career was exceptional between 2011 and 2017, years in which he astonished with his electric game and scoring and directing ability, in Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns and, above all, in Boston Celtics, becoming All Star and winning the hearts of all Garden fans. His hip problems have been an ordeal since that team, causing him to lose a lot of jumping ability and power in his lower body, which has a very negative impact on a 1.75m tall player like him. Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans They gave him specific opportunities between 2018 and 2021, but no franchise ever really bet on him considering that he penalized them a lot on a defensive level and that he was far from his best level of play.
Isaiah Thomas He is aware that he does not have much time left as a professional and now that he feels better about his physical problems, he wants to take the opportunity to play. Land on the CSKA Moscow It would be a real media bomb for a Euroleague that has not recruited NBA talent this summer and that, as if that were not enough, has seen one of its great strongholds, Kevin Pangos, set course for the United States. The Russian team has Daniel Hackett as its starting point guard, although he can act as a guard, as can Alexey Shved. They do not finish convincing Lundberg, Ukhov and Komenko, so the American could have the status of starter and enjoy many minutes.
CSKA Moscow roster and rotation with Isaiah Thomas
Bases: Thomas, Hackett and Ukhov
Escorts: Shved, Grigonis and Lundberg
Eaves: Clyburn, Kurbanov and Bolomboy
Power-Forwards: Shengelia, Antonov, Khomenko and Lopati
Pivots: Milutinov, Voigtmann