Isaiah Thomas is only 32 and could be of help to teams in need of a playmaker. However, I.T. has been known to score as well and his recent scoring splurge could boost his chances for the 2021-22 NBA season.

Thomas took part in Seattle’s “The CrawsOver” pro-am league and drew heavy attention after he dropped 81 points on Sunday. A video of his performance made its rounds online with Thomas looking pretty much in shape and knocking in one bucket after another.

In the tweet, it was also mentioned that the 5-foot-9 guard also had a monster game before that, allegedly dropping 65 points at the Atlanta Pro-Am.

While it was something, the fact remains that Thomas went up against lower-level opponents. Considering he has played in the NBA since 2011, it only comes naturally that professional basketball players would score heavily and dominate opponents in such leagues.

Regardless, his 81-point output could spark some interest. Ironically, one team that is interested in giving him a shot is the Boston Celtics.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the Celtics have some interest in bringing back Thomas as a free agent. Further, Celtics president Brad Stevens is believed to be one of I.T.’s biggest fans.

Boston Celtics fans will best remember the 32-year-old guard for his outstanding performance during the 2016-17 season. He played in 76 games that time and averaged 28.9 points, 5.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds.

It will also be recalled that Thomas battled a hip injury and dealt with the death of his sister in that playoff run. But of the two, the injury he was dealing with altered his NBA course.

In the 3 seasons he spent with the Celtics, he averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 179 games. Compared to the other teams he has played for, Thomas’ stint with the Celtics was the best NBA career thus far.

Thomas has since become a journeyman, joining teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans. He has yet to find his old stride but a return to Boston could rekindle all that.

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Isaiah Thomas #0 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Tyrone Wallace #9 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center on February 24, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images/Matthew Stockman

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