Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

21 December, 2017, 01:27 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas

Traded from the Celtics to the Cavaliers in one of the most shocking deals in National Basketball Association history, Isaiah Thomas would love nothing more than to burn down the championship aspirations that Celtics president Danny Ainge built this past summer.

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers were pushing for a mid-December return for injured All-Star Isaiah Thomas.

Since acquiring the 28-year-old in a trade with the Boston Celtics that sent Kyrie Irving in the opposite direction, the Cavs have been taking a cautious approach with him in an effort to get him back to 100% for the crucial stages of the season.

The Cavaliers will have some extra practice time in between Thursday's game and Monday's Christmas Day showdown against the Golden State Warriors. Though Thomas thinks he could play right now. The Cavs first game of 2018 comes on January 2, and it seems Thomas is targeting that game for his season debut.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' G League affiliate will reportedly be involved in Isaiah Thomas' recovery from his hip injury.




Thomas' return is projected to be sometime within the next three weeks, with the January 3 return to the Garden circled.

A team source told ESPN that the final determination for when Thomas would play would be a joint decision agreed upon by Thomas, the Cavs' front office, and the Cavs' medical staff.

"I don't know where that came from, but I hope so", Lue said following the Cavs' 106-99 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

When asked if he was consulted on Thomas' return timeline, Lue said, "That's not my job".

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