NBA Rumors: Celtics trading Isaiah Thomas? PG posts mysterious tweet, Boston nearing deal for DeMarcus Cousins, Jahlil Okafor?

NBA Rumors: Celtics trading Isaiah Thomas? PG posts mysterious tweet, Boston nearing deal for DeMarcus Cousins, Jahlil Okafor?

With the Boston Celtics mentioned in many NBA rumors this 2016 offseason, one tweet from their starting point guard is sending mixed messages to basketball fans. Is Isaiah Thomas on the way out of Boston and is he being traded soon?

Thomas, who was acquired by the Celtics at the trading deadline in 2015, has sent a mysterious message on social media Twitter making Celtics fans worried if the tweet has any connection to the trade rumors this summer.

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In the news the past month are the rumors and speculations that the Celtics will be aggressive in their trade pitch to get another star player. Mentioned are the Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins and Philadelphia 76ers’ Jahlil Okafor and even the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler.

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Among the three, Cousins and Okafor could be available as both the Kings and Sixers are still on rebuilding mode. The Bulls are on win-now mode after they got veterans Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo in free agency.

Boston has many valuable players but most of them are considered “role players”. Any combination of the players in a trade package could net the Celtics a superstar like Cousins or a promising big man like Okafor to pair alongside free agent acquisition Al Horford.

A DeMarcus Cousins for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown works under the NBA’s trade rules. ESPN Trade Checker also confirms that a Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and Kendall Marshall for Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart or Jaylen Brown is allowed.

Jaylen Brown can only be traded after August 26 as he has signed his rookie deal in Boston.

For both the Kings and Sixers, they might also want to demand the 2017 first round pick from Boston, which is owed to them by the Brooklyn Nets. This pick is projected to be high because the Nets are expected to be a lottery team again next season.

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Isaiah Thomas’ recent tweet will add to the NBA rumors that the Celtics are finally nearing a deal. Was the social media post connected to an upcoming trade in Boston? Or is it totally unrelated to basketball?

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  • Bill

    Sportsrageous is pathetic shameless unfounded and absurd sensationalism. Talk about making something out of nothing. IT is going nowhere! Again, just proof that the sleazy wannabe sports journalists on this site have NO connections to legitimate sources and also know nothing about Danny Ainge and the inner workings of the Celtics. IT is the heart and soul of the Boston Celtics… Boogie Cousins is one of my favorite players and it would be unreal to have him playing in Boston but it would be useless and make no sense getting rid of IT in the process. For Boogie to be utilized appropriately.. IT would need to be there. What a stupid sensationalized rumor Sportsrageous just created from scratch. I only come to this site to set the balance and do my part to shut this site (among other bogus sports sites) down. Sensationalized lies are wasting peels time. These jackholes are not selling this stuff as “hypothetical fun” they are selling this crap as “rumors” and it’s not a rumor if you made it up from scratch just to get folks to visit you site. Sad and pathetic!

    • Animals over humans any day

      Yup, every single one of their “rumors” is hypothetical, made up, garbage. It is nothing but a click-bait site.

  • DaveACIM

    hoping the Celtics stay put, draft a high pick each of the next two years, and sign an impact free agent in a year–this year, Horford’s (and Brown’s) arrival has this Boston fan very happy

    • Seph

      Imagine a world where Okafor = Thomas + Smart + 2017 nets pick lol

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  • Peter Delevett, SJMN

    Are you high, dude? Philly can’t GIVE Okafor away, and you’re suggesting Boston would swap Isaiah, Smart/Brown AND the Nets pick for him? I highly doubt Ainge would part with a single item from that list for Okafor.

    • booboo

      philly doesn’t want to give either noel or okafor away….teams know they have 3 enters and are trying to leverage that to rip them off….

  • Thomas Killay

    The Celtics better not trade Jaylen Brown! He has the potential to be a #1 scoring option. He’s explosive off the dribble and looks like he’s going to live at the line. Can you say BONUS! I like Isaiah and Avery but they are too small. Backcourt needs upgrading. Demarcus Cousins looks like he’s 1 elbow away from an emotional meltdown. Dont want him for a box of rocks. After watching the Olympics I’ll pass on Jimmy Butler too. Great defender and team player but HE CAN’T SHOOT. They should take a “there’s proof in the pudding ” approach. Brown and Bentil may be legitimate NBA starters and teams will be lining up to clear cap space at the deadline. Wait for a deal on an existing contract and hit on 1 or 2 more players in next year’s draft and maybe make a deep run next year. Danny’s picks at 16 & 23 in this year’s draft were horrific but overall did a decent job. You can’t miss on picks that high. Those choices could be the core for your future. I doubt either guy will have more than a cup of coffee in the league.