By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Few players have become fan favorites in such a short stint in Boston as Isaiah Thomas. And the veteran shooter may get a chance at trying to recapture that magic.

According to longtime NBA insider Marc Stein, the Celtics have “interest in an Isaiah Thomas reunion.”

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That’s not necessarily surprising, considering Brad Stevens — who coached Thomas during his electric run in Green — is now in charge of building the roster.

Stein said that Stevens remains “one of Thomas’ biggest fans.”

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Steve Bulpett noted that “the timing (and price) may be right for C’s and IT to renew their vows.”

Of course, Thomas’ post-Celtics career has not gone well at all. After back-to-back All-Star seasons during which he averaged 25.5 points per game, Thomas has played just 87 games for five different teams over four seasons. He played in just three games last year, scoring 7.7 points in just three minutes per night.

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NBA free agency officially begins at 6 p.m. ET on Monday.

CBSBoston.com Staff