Isaiah Thomas reached out to Danny Ainge about signing with the Boston Celtics before he reached his agreement with the Denver Nuggets.

Thomas and Ainge talked about about 15 minutes.

"If the opportunity is there, I would just like to let you know that I'd love to come back," Thomas told Ainge.

Ainge says his mind was open to the idea but they first had to resolve the free agency of Marcus Smart. In the meantime, Thomas agreed to his deal with the Denver Nuggets.

"S---, I'd have gone back," Thomas said. "I don't hold grudges."