Selected to be an All-Star for the second consecutive year and being named to the All-NBA Second Team, Isaiah Thomas has established himself as the No. 1 player on the Celtics and is possibly Boston’s franchise star for the foreseeable future. Thomas was instrumental to Boston’s success this season, which included a lengthy playoff run that ended in the Eastern Conference Finals, so given his excellent performance and all of the accolades he racked up, the Celtics All-Star due for a big pay day.
But while Thomas is eligible to sign a contract extension this summer, he is not in that big of a rush to do so. Thomas is willing to wait on his extension because by doing so it allows the Celtics more salary cap space to potentially sign another All-Star caliber player.
From ESPN’s Chris Forsberg: