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    Brad Stevens rooting for Isaiah Thomas to turn 10-day Pelicans deal into long-term contract

    Apr 3, 2021
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    BOSTON Celtics coach Brad Stevens is pleased to see Isaiah Thomas get another shot in the NBA.

    The former All-Star guard is reportedly joining the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day deal, and Stevens, who coached Thomas for several seasons, said he is rooting for the 32-year-old guard to get a long-term contract.

    “I watched him play with Team USA, communicated with him a little bit around there … Really happy for him,” Stevens said on NBC Sports Boston.

    “I can’t say enough good things about Isaiah … He was so special here and so special to be around that you want the best for him."

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    “This is a great opportunity … Sure Isaiah’s gonna kill it, when he gets that opportunity I’m sure it’s gonna lead to a long term opportunity as we all hope,” Stevens said.

    Thomas last played in the NBA with the Washington Wizards in the 2019-2020 season. He was traded to the Clippers early last year and was waived.

    He was included in Team USA in a Fiba AmeriCup qualifying game in February.

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