Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Isaiah Thomas has made as many free throws in two games with the Celtics as Rajon Rondo did all season

A couple point guards are huge NBA stories today: Derrick Rose is hurt again, which I have to say is about the least surprising injury news I've ever heard.  And Rajon Rondo got benched for yelling at his coach, which clearly means he hates Dallas and intends to re-sign with Boston this offseason because the Celtics are the only team that can make him happy.

But I want to talk about another point guard, Isaiah Thomas, who's been spectacularly entertaining (and pretty darn good) since joining the C's.  After Thomas led Boston to victory over his old team in Phoenix on Monday, CSNNE's Rich Levine sent out this spectacular tweet:

One of the many skills Thomas brings that the Celtics were sorely missing is a fantastic ability to get to the foul line.  Boston is 27th in the league in made free-throws this season.  Brandon Bass leads the current roster with an average of just 2.1 makes on 2.7 attempts per game.  Thomas went 6-for-7 (86 percent) at the foul line in each of his first two outings with the Celtics.

By comparison, in the 22 contests he played with Boston this year Rondo made a total of 12 of 36 foul shots (33 percent), an average of 0.6-for-1.6 per game.

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