Brad Stevens on Isaiah Thomas’ one-legged jumper: ‘Shoot it’

Isaiah Thomas' creativity is a big part of Boston's success.
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Isaiah Thomas is the best player on the Boston Celtics. His ability to score from just about anywhere on the court is highly valuable. He gets to the line, makes plays for others and destroys the opposition in transition. 

But some parts of Thomas' game are a bit unorthodox. To that end, what does Celtics head coach Brad Stevens think? To nobody's surprise, he's all in, per ESPN's Chris Forsberg:

Thomas is the engine in Boston's car. He's central to their offense working, and the means in which he gets things done are far less important than his tremendous results.

“Shoot it,” said Stevens. “It's great. Hey, creative players have to make creative plays. If you’re 5-9 or 5-10, and if you’re the kinda scorer that he is, if you’re going to draw a ton of attention like he does, traditional is not going to work. So just because somebody says it’s untraditional or just because somebody deems it to be unsolid or whatever the case may be, the great players have those plays in their game.

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