League executives and agents believe Isaiah Thomas' best opportunity at signing a significant contract this offseason as a free agent will come with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Some believe the Cavaliers will have interest in retaining Thomas even if LeBron James departs in free agency.
Thomas told the Celtics' broadcast during a summer league game in 2016 that the team "knows they've got to bring the Brink's truck out."
The market for point guards has since become more crowded with the influx of young players. Most of the teams that currently have the type of cap space to offer a $20 million-plus deal Thomas was hoping for aren't expected to be in the market for point guards.