This summer the Boston Celtics picked up another All-Star in Al Horford to go alongside All-Star Isaiah Thomas. But Thomas thinks the team could use a third.
That’s why he’s been trying to recruit former teammate DeMarcus Cousins to join him in Boston. Cousins is probably too talented to be playing for an organization like the Kings, who can’t seem to find any stability at all. That’s why Thomas has been recruiting him since the summer.
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Thomas added more fuel to the fire this week during an interview with The Sporting News, where he talked about the possibility of bringing Boogie to Boston:
“If he came to Boston, that would be good, really good … The thing is, I’ve got his respect. I’ve always had that … When I was with him, I didn’t back down … I’m a point guard and that was my job. No matter if we did or didn’t get along off the court, on that court we were going to get along, and I was going to hold him accountable. That’s just how it is. It’s how I’ve always been. And he respects me for doing that.”
At the moment, the Celtics have a lot of options at the 4 and 5 position, with a rotation of Al Horford, Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynk already in place. Boogie has a history of disagreements with his coaches and staff, so it’s not impossible to see a scenario where Boogie forces a trade with Boston. Whether Boston would want to pay the expensive price tag is another question entirely.