Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Isaiah Thomas to Make Season Debut Tomorrow Night vs. Blazers

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Elias Hubbard | 03 January, 2018, 01:35

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It is interesting that Lue made a decision to play Thomas against Portland, yet the point guard will get a night off against the Boston Celtics [VIDEO], his former team. Though he will make his season debut Tuesday night, Thomas will not suit up Wednesday against the Celtics because he is not yet cleared to play in both legs of a back-to-back.

After a 24-12 start to the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, the Cleveland Cavaliers received great news to begin the new year.

"Everybody is excited for him and I'm excited, but it's going to be a process", Lue said. He can't get frustrated thinking it's going to happen overnight. Lue will limit Thomas's minutes against a Trail Blazers team that may be without its own star point guard in Damian Lillard, through injury. "It's great to see him back on the court tonight".

"My hip is better, but I have no rhythm", Thomas said when asked about his return.

In any case, there are all kinds of things to get excited about over this past year, that has brought them to this point right now.

His status for Wednesday's game remains unclear at this time, but he hasn't been ruled out for the Cavaliers home game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. "And Thomas said today he'd have a hard time in his comeback game in Boston without a full allotment of minutes to make an impact". To get back to the NBA Finals, and to beat the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers have to find a way of improving on the defensive side of the ball.

Thomas is recovering from a torn labrum and other stress injuries related to his right hip. This will be the first game for the Cavaliers this year, and it will also be the first game for the point guard in a Cavs jersey.

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