Just 12 months ago, Isaiah Thomas was on a high after coming off his best season in the NBA with the Boston Celtics where he was an MVP candidate.
The point guard led the C's to the Eastern Conference Finals and averaged a career-best 28.9 points per game.
He secured a second All-Star appearance during that campaign and he was heading for a big payday as he had just a year remaining on his contract.
In his own words, he was expecting Boston to "bring the Brinks truck out" and offer him a max contract.
But last summer, the Celtics had other ideas and did the complete opposite.
Turn of events
In a blockbuster deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, they traded the veteran in exchange for Kyrie Irving.
Thomas suffered a hip injury in the conference finals series against the Cavs and Boston knew he would be sidelined for a significant amount of time.
An opportunity to sign a healthy Irving was something president Danny Ainge wasn't prepared to pass up.
They had major doubts over IT's injury and they were proved right as he had to wait almost five months to make his Cavaliers debut.
Once he took to the floor, however, he wasn't the same player and he struggled to get any sort of rhythm.
His time in Cleveland didn't last long as he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers at February's deadline.
After undergoing season-ending hip injury to cure his longstanding problem, the 29-year-old came into this summer's free agency with doubts around his future.
A friendly reminder
Clearly frustrated by the lack of offers, he took to Instagram on Thursday to post a reminder about his accomplishments with the Celtics.
In a series of posts on his IG story, the All-NBA guard posted images of his stats from his terrific 2016-17 season and wrote that people are "so quick to forget!"
"Legendary (expletive)! Don't get it twisted," Thomas wrote on an image about his historic 52-point playoff game against the Washington Wizards.
He also put up a picture of himself alongside Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant accompanied by an impressive stat.
"It's just MJ and Kobe lol... so quick to act like they forgot," he wrote.
The two-time All-Star said "it's all good" if people don't remember how prolific he was as he'll continue to work hard to prove them wrong and get back to his best.
Maybe these posts had an effect as it was reported soon after that he had signed a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.
Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news and revealed that Isaiah had signed a deal for the veteran minimum of $2 million, which is a far cry from the Brinks truck he was hoping for.
But this move could be right for Thomas and with the bad luck he's had over the last year, he deserves to get his career back on track in Denver and return to a high level.
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