NBA fans troll ex-Celtics star after proposing to be ‘backup’ to Damian Lillard following his trade to Bucks

Isaiah Thomas spent the golden phase of his career with the Boston Celtics from 2015 through 2017, when he was a two-time NBA All-Star and named second-team All-NBA. Despite his 5-foot-9 frame, Isaiah did not let his height limit him. The thing that ruined his basketball career was his nasty hip injury.

After injuring his right hip during the 2016-2017 season, Thomas was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in August 2017. Over the next several seasons, Thomas’s hip injury significantly hampered his play. Thomas went on to play for the LA Lakers, the Denver Nuggets, the Washington Wizards, the LA Clippers, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Dallas Mavericks and last played with the Charlotte Hornets. Looking to make his way back into the NBA, Isaiah has recently proposed the notion of playing back-up to Bucks new signee Damian Lillard.

Isaiah Thomas proposes to Damian Lillard backup

Damian Lillard is one of the best Point Guards in the league, currently ranked 5th overall by HOOPSHYPE. The latest news about the Milwaukee Bucks acquiring Dame in a three-way deal has brought tremors in the world of NBA.

Isaiah Thomas posted about the Bucks’ new look roster on X asking if they needed a backup for Damian Lillard. Since then, NBA fans have been trolling Thomas. They are laughing at the post and taunting him. It seems the league really has given up on him and fans do not esteem his return as a viable option.

Details on Damian Lillard trade to Bucks

According to the blockbuster three-way deal, the Bucks receive Damian Lillard while the Trail Blazers receive Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, an unprotected 2029 1st round pick (From MIL) and unprotected Mil swap rights in 2028 and 2030. On the other hand, the Suns receive Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nasir Little and Keon Johnson.

Damian Lillard
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Its Dame time now and both Milwaukee and Lillard fans are wide awake and very happy for him. They are excited to bear witness to Lillard’s new chapter with the Bucks. Pairing Giannis and Lillard will increase the chances of winning a championship for the Bucks to a great extent. Both are offensive monsters and together they might become the league’s most feared pair.

Lillard has been a loyal player for the Portland Trail Blazers for 11 seasons. His heart was set on winning a championship for the Blazers, but he didn’t receive enough help around him and so was unable to quench his thirst for a Championship victory. But after last season in which he had a 71 points game, Dame made a change of plans. He wanted to move to the Miami Heat and made that clear.

“I would say I want to be remembered for who I was, not as a player, but the principle that I stood on regardless of how successful I was, how major the failure was, the criticism, what people thought I should have did, what people think of me … no matter what was happening, I want to be remembered for who I was”, Lillard said regarding his journey with the Blazers in an interview with former teammate Evan Turner for the “Point Forward” podcast earlier this year.

Portland Trail Blazers decided not to accommodate that request, and instead, it’s the Bucks who now have an incredibly strong team consisting of Lillard and Antetokounmpo heading into the new season.

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