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Isaiah Thomas’ inconsistent play since he debuted with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a seven-month layoff while rehabilitating a torn labrum in his right hip was to be expected.
However, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the league in which Thomas should be playing right now isn’t the NBA it’s the G League with the Canton Charge.
Windhorst made his comment while appearing on the ESPN Cleveland This Morning radio show.
Windy: "Right now, the best place for Isaiah would be in the G-League…He's costing the Cavs games right now. It would be better if he was costing the Charge games."
— Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) January 31, 2018
How much is Thomas struggling since debuting as a Cavalier?
Windhorst said Thomas’ play — on both ends of the floor — might actually hurt the Charge, too.
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound point guard had 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals in Cleveland’s 91-89 win over the visiting Miami Heat on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. However, he suffered through a horrific 2-of-15 shooting effort, including 0-for-6 from beyond the 3-point arc, in 30 minutes.
On the season, Thomas is averaging 15.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 0.7 steals, while shooting 36.3 percent from the floor — including 25.0 percent from 3 — and 85.0 percent in 26.6 minutes in 12 games (11 starts) for the Cavaliers this season.
Thomas, a seven-year pro who will turn 29 on Wednesday, played in his first set of back-to-back games of the season Tuesday night at Detroit and Wednesday against Miami.