Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

Thomas has been out all season as he recovers from a hip injury.

Thomas has yet to practice in a 5-on-5 full-court set up by the Cavs, partly because the league's oldest team does not practice as often as other teams do.

The Cavs are scheduled to hold a practice in San Francisco on Christmas Eve. Before his return in a Cavalier uniform, however, it appears Thomas will log 5-on-5 practice time with the Canton Charge, Cleveland's G League affiliate team.

Thomas has yet to play in a game for the Cavaliers after the blockbuster trade that sent him to Cleveland and Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. McMenamin noted that a source said that Thomas won't play at all in any games before Christmas. A Cavs source described the Napa excursion as a "nice way to break up a long trip".

The Cavaliers finish their three-game road trip on December 30 against the.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas is targeting the first week of January for his season debut, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.

"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. With a seemingly unheard of two straight days of practice at home this weekend, they are taking advantage to try to boost Thomas' return timeline.

Also considering what was said in Yahoo's report - with word that sources say that the sides have wanted to ensure Thomas comes back for the "long run without needing a game or two at times to rest due to soreness" - a return on January 3 makes sense.

In the months since he joined the Cavs, Thomas has repeatedly referenced his motivation to get vengeance against Boston.

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