Windhorst: ‘Best place for Isaiah would be in the G League’

Isaiah Thomas' agent says the point guard wanted to remain with the Cavaliers.

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.

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.

4 Comments on "Windhorst: ‘Best place for Isaiah would be in the G League’"

  1. LeBron taking shots thru Windy as always, this time at IT. And as always paving his way if he wants to leave. Classic!

  2. Actually, I had been pondering a different way of working that too..
    The term, “hasn’t got his legs under him 100% yet” has been thrown around a lot lately.
    Even Lue-ser said it. I don’t usually take what Lue says a 100% either, but in this case he DID say
    the only way to get 100% is by playing. For me, G-League sounds great. BRING BACK CALDERON until.
    We need SOME offense & SOME defense & Jose did provide that. May be temporary maybe not. ?
    Couldn’t be any worse than Jan. or can it? Something needs changing.
    I”M FOR IT.

  3. Windy is right. Thomas shouldn’t be starting and should get his minutes in the G League.

  4. Totally DISRESPECTFUL comments by Windy. Unbelievable someone with his alleged knowledge will say something like that.
    If anything, he can ride Lue about throwing IT into the starting line-up after 1 game. IT if anything should be coming off the bench and Rose should start right now. No more Calderon and I was never a fan of Wade at PG. That what Rose was brought here play PG. Ride him until IT can get his legs back under him.

    The entire starting and bench rotation has been a mess and Lue is waiting too long to adjust. JR should be on the bench as well. The first and third quarter woes have to be fixed. JR is a big part of that problem along with LBJ’s turnovers and bad shot selections lately.

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