In 2016, Boston Celtics guard isaiah thomas referenced to “Brink trucks” in discussing his upcoming free agency. After seeing other guards sign big deals in the offseason, Thomas again mentioned “Brink trucks” in an interview with CSN New England, saying he expects to earn a max contract from the Celtics when his deal expires after the coming season.

Thomas declared that he deserves a max deal but he will not worry about it and focus on taking care of business on the court, but insisted that the Celtics "know they've got to bring the Brinks truck out".

According to Wikipedia, the Brink's Company is an American security and protection company known for its bullet-resistant armored trucks which carry money and valuable goods.

During the interview, Thomas congratulated fellow point guards who cashed in on the free-agent market, saying he’s happy for them getting their money. Kyle Lowry agreed to a three-year, $100 million deal to stay with the Toronto Raptors, Jrue Holiday signed a five-year contract worth $126 million from the New Orleans Pelicans while Celtics handed Gordon Hayward a four-year deal worth $128 million.

Thomas due to earn $6.2 million next season

Thomas is set to earn $6.2 million in the last year of the four-year, $27 million contract that he signed with the Phoenix Suns in 2014. Last season, Thomas had an MVP-like performance, averaging 28.9 points while leading the Celtics to the No. 1 seed in the East and a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals. However, the Celtics were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games after Thomas suffered a hip injury. When asked about his hip, Thomas said he’s feeling better and he’s taking steps toward his goal of getting back on the court. Thomas will visit a specialist next week and hopes to get a favorable opinion as he wants to avoid surgery.

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Thomas saddened by Avery Bradley’s trade

Meanwhile, Thomas said he was saddened by the trade of his teammate and close friend Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons. The Celtics shipped Bradley and a 2019 second-round pick for power forward Marcus Morris. “That’s one of my best friends, someone I grew up with,” Thomas said, referring to Bradley. The closeness of Thomas and Bradley became evident when Bradley was the one who informed Thomas that his sister died in a car crash before the during the Playoffs in April.

Bradley was also seen consoling Thomas during a break in practice.

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