Thomas progressing toward Cavs debut?

Isaiah Thomas is ready, willing and -- now -- able, to start at point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who visit the Orlando Magic tonight.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas may be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a severe hip injury, according to a report from

Thomas has been out since the playoffs in May and isn’t expected back until January. That timetable may have been moved up, according to the report.

“Though there has been no official update on that target from the Cavs, Thomas’ on-court work has increased at practice and before games,” Joe Vardon of reported. “He received a full training-table stretching and treatment before Friday’s game in Washington, and then hit the court for stationary, one-dribble, and two-dribble shooting, as well as some half-speed drives to the hoop. Sunday, he was running on the court.”

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue offered little in terms of officially updating Thomas’ status.

“I don’t know,” Lue said. “You know, the staff is doing a great job of just, you know, just trying to get him ready, trying to get him right, so, we don’t want to rush him back if he’s not 100 percent. They’ve been doing a good job of taking it slow, making sure they’re rehabilitating him the right way, and we just go from there.”

Thomas is 5-foot-9 and averaged 28.9 points and 5.9 assists in 76 games with the Boston Celtics last season. He was acquired in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics.

1 Comment on "Thomas progressing toward Cavs debut?"

  1. Take your time IT. This team is simply embarrassing themselves. No need to come back too soon for this mess.

    We Cavs fan have seen bad before and we know what it looks like. It’s disappointing, but I’m not embarrassed by it. We’ve had this before and all teams have gone through this. It’s ugly. Get well and take care as you most likely won’t be playing here next season. Trying to come back from this serious injury too soon to play for a Keystone Kops team while endangering your career is simply not worth it. Cavs fans will understand. But if you come back too soon and that ends your career, Cavs fans will just shake their heads at you.

    We know how important pride of team means to you. We know how important is for you to “man-up”. We saw what you did in Boston and we saw what Boston did to you to end your career there. Get well and get back at them by coming back when you should and you’ll end up with a good contract on a good team next season.

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