When Sports Illustrated interviewed Isaiah Thomas, the former #Celtics player singled out GM #Danny Ainge as the one thing he didn't like about Boston. He may never talk to the Celtics general manager again, and he further added that he couldn't see that part of his life happening again. He still loves Boston, no doubt, and he will still talk to everybody, except for Ainge.

But Thomas has a lot to prove this season. With an aggravated hip injury to take care of, the Cleveland Cavaliers said he might not be able to play at least until the end of the year. Isaiah Thomas, despite his injury, said he will be back to playing like he used to and vowed that the Celtics would regret trading him.

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Danny Ainge on Isaiah Thomas

Danny Ainge has since talked about the trade, saying trading him was one of the hardest parts of his job. He further added that Thomas is a great "kid," and he understands where he's coming from. "I know there are a lot of feelings that go on when these type of things happen. I was a player that was traded twice, so I understand his sentiments," Ainge said.

The general manager has carefully chosen his words towards Thomas, leaving all the positive notes to the media. Isaiah Thomas, on the other hand, has much more to say about him, the team, and the whole of Boston. That's what usually happens when the team you come to love betrays you.

Wyc Grousbeck intervenes

For the first time since the trade, Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck said something about Isaiah Thomas.

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But just like Ainge, he failed to offer details of the decision but wishes Thomas the best. "It's an understandable reaction from a true champion, somebody that I will always think of with respect and appreciation and admiration for what he did," said Grousbeck.

Since his release from Boston, Isaiah Thomas has undergone several physical tests under Cleveland medical system and coach Tyronn Lue shed some light on his recovery efforts. According to Lue, Thomas has done exceptionally well in just three short weeks of rehabilitation. His fast recovery [VIDEO] could put him back on the game before the year ends or not later than January 2018.

Derrick Rose currently fills Thomas' position in the Cavaliers starting lineup. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder, and Kevin Love will fill in the rest of the starting spots. The Cavs will face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.