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The bright side of Isiah Thomas

LZ Granderson thinks Isiah Thomas deserves another front office job after he's run out of New York. Why? Renaldo Balkman.

Updated: January 12, 2007, 12:53 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

Isiah Thomas is a bit sneaky.

Isiah Thomas is a bit belligerent.

Isiah Thomas is a bit mathematically challenged.

But if I was rebuilding an NBA team, Isiah Thomas would be the first person I'd call.

Why? Renaldo Balkman.

I was sitting in Madison Square Garden the night Isiah made Balkman the 20th pick in the 2006 NBA draft. I heard the boos and the scathing criticism. I also couldn't believe he didn't select UConn guard Marcus Williams -- at least ...

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