Looks like all the troubles he’s had are long gone.

Washington Wizards’ guard Isaiah Thomas said on a Bleacher Report interview that he’s starting to feel the game again and that means he’s learning to be happy again. After uneventful stints with three different teams before landing at the Wizards, he said that he’s seen things from a different perspective.

"I'm at a good place mentally," said the 5-foot-9 guard. "I got my joy back."

Things didn’t turn out so well for Thomas, especially during his final season with the Celtics. The saddest part was him showing up on the game a day after the death of his sister Chyna in 2017. He was seen crying on the sidelines and being comforted by his teammates and other team staff.

 

He scored 33 points, five rebounds and six assists but the Celtics lost to the Chicago Bulls, 106-102, to snatch the first win of their playoff series. The world admired him for playing the game to honor her beloved sister. Weeks later, he scored 53 points in what would have been his sister’s 23rd birthday and got the victory against the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Overcome with emotions, he simply dedicated the game to her.

As the conference finals go, he was ruled out of the remainder of the season and they lost the series to the Cleveland Cavaliers – and that when his career appeared to spiral down.

He was traded by the Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a deal to acquire Kyrie Irving during the 2018 offseason, then shipped to the Los Angeles Lakers then signed with the Denver Nuggets. He was hardly fully utilized, mainly because of his hip injury and his way to recovery.

Asked about his feelings on the trade that sent him out of Boston, ClutchPoints reports tell that his heart is still with the team. “Boston will always have my heart because I went through a real-life situation there, and that city rolled with me,” the former Washington Husky said.

Now playing for the Wizards, he’s starting to get his rhythm back off the bench for Washington. He’s norming 13.2 points, 2.2 boards and 6.2 assists in six games for the nation’s capital – still far from the Boston numbers but with a heart as big as he has and a new perspective in life, the only way is up.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. NBA Isaiah Thomas Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) and NBA player Isaiah Thomas attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images