Isaiah Thomas is yet to play this season as he continues to recover from a hip injury but he's had a lot to say off the court as he still harbours a grudge with the Boston Celtics for trading him in the summer.
The decision from general manager Danny Ainge to send Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving has given the point guard added motivation for when he eventually returns.
IT has already made his feelings clear about Ainge but he recently explained how he's hoping that this saga has a particular ending.
With the C's currently in the midst of an incredible 14-game winning streak, it is already making people look ahead to a potential Eastern Conference rematch between Boston and the Cavs.
Isaiah would love nothing more than to see his former employers on that stage.
"Oh, that would be lovely," he told USA Today's Sam Amick. "That would be the story that God made, and it probably will work that way. It always does. It always works - I'm not going to say in my favor, but it seems to always work out no matter what the circumstance is.
"That would be a special moment. If they make it there, and we make it there, and then we clash, and then you never know what's going to happen. But I'll be ready for whatever happens."
In contrast to the Celtics, Cleveland hasn't made the best of starts to the campaign but are now above .500 following four straight wins that sees them at 9-7.
The Cavaliers are banking on Thomas making a huge impact when he finally takes to the floor either in late December or early January.
Despite concerns over the severity of his injured hip and how it will affect him as a player when he makes a comeback, the two-time All-Star is determined to prove that he will be the same or even better.
"Every time something happens in my career, I always bounce back and it's bigger than anything anybody ever thought and this is just going to be the same thing," he said.
If he can replicate the offensive production he delivered in a Celtics uniform last season, the Cavs will be a completely different team as he'll help to ease the load on LeBron James and be another playmaker.
The 28-year-old enjoyed a career year in Boston where he averaged 28.9 points per game. With LeBron leading the league in minutes and overexerting himself so early in the year, Thomas' return can't come quick enough.News Now - Sport News