Isaiah Thomas set for possible Cavs debut against the Boston Celtics

21 December, 2017, 01:27 | Author: Simon Thompson
  • Dec 17 2017 Washington DC USA Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas reacts against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Isaiah Thomas won't be playing in the Cleveland Cavaliers' highly anticipated marquee matchup against the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.

The Cavaliers will either have Thomas travel to Canton, Ohio to play with their G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, or the players will go to Cleveland's practice facility to have five-on-five scrimmages with Thomas.

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. According to McMenamin, the Cavaliers do have a practice session schedule on Christmas Eve, but they are unlikely to play him in the game against the defending champions. It is unclear if Thomas will travel to Canton or a collection of Charge players will come to the Cavs' practice facility in Independence, Ohio for the run.

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Yahoo Sports has reported that Thomas was targeting the first week of January for a return. This report indicates that a late-December return is on the table, while Shams Charania of The Vertical reported on Sunday that Thomas would be back for the first week of the January. At one point Thomas told his son, James, he hopes to win a championship with his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The two-time All-Star, acquired as part of an offseason trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, has yet to play this season due to a hip injury.

All signs seems to be pointing to Thomas being on the floor for his return to the Garden if all goes well over the next two weeks in what will be perhaps the most anticipated game in the National Basketball Association this season.

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