Faith, it’s a dangerous thing and the Celtic’s lack of faith in Isiah Thomas forced them to make a move. The 28-year-old 5’9” all-star had an immaculate season but with his contract coming up and his salary demands GM Danny Ainge doubted Thomas’s ability to lead the team to a championship.
He opted to continue his summer of trades and sent Thomas, Jae Crowder, 2018 Brooklyn pick, and Rookie Ante Zizic to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving. Irving and Cleveland’s lack of faith in one another drove them apart.
The Celtics simply had more faith in a team built around the future of Irving than one based around the future of Thomas.