Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Celtics since 2007 Emmy award-winning videographer Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2009 Follow on Twitter WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is eligible for an extension of his current deal this summer but said Friday that he's OK with waiting until he reaches unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2018 if that can help the Celtics improve now. Thomas is set to enter the final year of a four-year, $27 million contract he inked before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2014. He's scheduled to make just $6.3 million during the 2017-18 season, which will be a salary nearly identical to what the Celtics will pay the No. 1 overall
Long time Suns fans and Bright Side contributors Sreekar and Scott Howard return from the 140-character, one-way take stratosphere of twitter land to grace us with some witty repartee on the Phoenix Suns! After a short 11-month hiatus, the guys are back to discuss what they did during the break, the entire 2016-17 Suns season, the upcoming NBA draft, and the current NBA playoffs. You can go take a step back in time to listen to their take on the Suns bright future a year ago, by checking out their whole Intentionally Foul page on soundcloud here.
Welcome to the fourth installment of Risers & Fallers, a positional preview piece that we’ll adventure through together over the course of the next five weeks. In each installment, I’ll identify a few players expected to rise and fall in 2017-18 fantasy basketball drafts. It should be a nice little look-ahead to get us in the mood for the other NBA campaign: The Offseason. Previous installments: RISERS Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers (Yahoo 2016-17 ADP: Pick 106.0, Round 10.6) Randle’s growth in his second full season was incredibly promising for what his future could hold. After losing his entire rookie season due to a leg injury, Randle took a major step forward in 2016-17 in terms of rounding