Isaiah Thomas Wants Celtics To ‘Bring Out The Brinks Truck’ In Next Contract

by NESN Staff

July 13, 2016

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas wasn’t able to take advantage of the NBA salary-cap spike this summer.

Thomas is on perhaps the most team-friendly contract in the NBA with an average annual salary below $7 million. He’s hoping that changes in two seasons when his current contract expires and the cap ceiling likely is even higher than it is now.

?They better bring out the Brinks truck,? Thomas recently told CSN New England’s A. Sherrod Blakely. ?They?re paying everybody else. I gotta get something.?

The salary cap exploded this summer because of the league’s new television deals. Thomas signed his contract two years too late to take advantage of the rise, proving once again that, in life, timing is everything.

The Celtics currently are well-positioned to give Thomas a nice raise in 2018 if the team believes he still brings tremendous value at that time. Boston has just seven players under contract (or with player/team options) for the 2018-19 campaign, and five of them are on inexpensive rookie deals.

Thumbnail photo via Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports Images

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