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Isaiah Thomas

"To be fair to Isaiah, we're not going to address any specifics on his hip injury", Altman said of Thomas, who joined Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic in being introduced as the newest members of the Cavaliers on the heels of the summer's blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics.

As a two-time NBA All-Star and All-NBA Second-Team selection from last season, he will cost a pretty penny for Cleveland or whichever team decides to sign him during the 2018 offseason.

But an expiring contract - coupled with a desire for a new, maximum deal - and a hip injury that itself nearly derailed the trade led Celtics boss Danny Ainge to trade Thomas to Cleveland along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft pick.

Although Cleveland remains hopeful it will get Thomas back on the floor quickly, Altman's refusal to lay out a recovery timeline and unwillingness to speak about Thomas' hip could be an indicator that the hip might be a bigger deal than previously suspected.

And then Ainge, according to Thomas said, "I just traded you".

Thomas said that he is "just getting treatment each and every day" and working in the weight room.




The 2017-18 National Basketball Association season will be vital for the Cavaliers since it may affect James' decision next summer.

During his 2.5 years with the Celtics, Thomas says he "fell in love with Boston" and was disappointed because he wanted to go down in New England sports history for bringing championships to Boston. But that's what I think my trade can show people.

Thomas responded: "I'm alright". You really going to throw three guys on me, when I'm sharing a court with the best basketball player on the planet? The elite offense, the 30-some national TV games, the becoming a place where free agents want to come and play - I feel like I helped build that. I can already imagine the fans of Cleveland will love him, not to jinx anything. "I'm just saying, man, I'm only human".

Thomas will be the starting point guard for the Cavs next season, and he should benefit from playing alongside James. So maybe, I don't know. maybe that's something to be proud of.

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