Isaiah Thomas News

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Thomas will not play Wednesday against the Celtics on the second night of a back-to-back, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports. This has been the plan for a few days, as the Cavs initially announced Monday that Thomas would make his debut Tuesday against the Blazers before sitting out Wednesday's game to rest. The Cavs expect to have Thomas back, likely in a starting role, for Saturday's game in Orlando. Thomas scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-4 FT) and had three assists in 19 minutes Tuesday night.

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Jan 03 - 11:23 AM

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Isaiah Thomas returned to action on Tuesday January 2.

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Jan 03 - 3:30 AM

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Thomas scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-4 FT) to go with three assists across 19 minutes during Tuesday's 127-110 win against Portland. Making his first appearance as a Cavalier, Thomas (hip) had a solid showing on offense with 17 points in 19 minutes. As time goes by, the guard should garner a larger role in the Cleveland offense as he enters the starting five as soon as Saturday against Orlando. When Thomas becomes acclimated, expect his share of assists to pick up from the point, eating into LeBron James' 9.1 assist per game mark.

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Jan 02 - 10:15 PM

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Isaiah Thomas scored 17 points (6-of-12 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs) in his Cleveland debut on Tuesday vs. the Blazers, adding three assists, three triples and two turnovers in a 127-110 win. It's not a coincidence that the Cavaliers posted their second-highest scoring game of the season with IT2 back. He certainly didn't look like a player that has been out for seven months, finishing as a +17 during his time on the floor. Thomas wasn't shy on offense, jacking up five of his 12 shots in his first 5-minute stint. The score got out of hand late, so he played 19 minutes which was just shy of his 20-22 minute limit. As a reminder, he won't play against Boston on Wednesday, but he should make his first start as a Cavalier on Saturday vs. Orlando. It won't be long before he's churning out early-round fantasy value and tonight's performance was very encouraging.

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Jan 02 - 9:52 PM

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Thomas (hip) is expected to see around 20-to-22 minutes upon his initial return Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, Shams Charani of Yahoo! Sports reports. Thomas had already been cleared to make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday, though this now confirms that he'll be on some restrictions early on. Look for Thomas to come off the bench for Tuesday's contest and then sit out Wednesday's matchup against Boston in order to limit his workload. Then, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Thomas is expected to move into the starting lineup Saturday against the Magic. Still, with a minutes restriction in the low-20s, fantasy owners may want to temper expectations for the time being until he's on a full workload.

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Jan 02 - 5:34 PM

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Isaiah Thomas will be on a 20-22 minutes limit in his regular-season debut against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, according to sources of Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. An earlier report from Dave McMenamin of ESPN stated that Thomas' minutes would be capped in the 8-12 minute range, and head coach Tyronn Lue said he "forgot" how many minutes he was planning on giving to IT2 during his pregame presser, so there's a lot of uncertainty here. Thomas is safe to activate in all season-long settings, but he's not a great DFS target. For what it's worth, Lue did acknowledge that Thomas would be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game in Orlando, but he'll be coming off the bench today.

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Jan 02 - 5:29 PM

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Isaiah Thomas will be on a 20-22 minutes limit in his regular-season debut against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, according to sources of Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. An earlier report from Dave McMenamin of ESPN stated that Thomas' minutes would be capped in the 8-12 minute range, and head coach Tyronn Lue said he "forgot" how many minutes he was planning on giving to IT2 during his pregame presser, so there's a lot of uncertainty here. Thomas is safe to activate in all season-long settings, but he's not a great DFS target. For what it's worth, Lue did acknowledge that Thomas would be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game in Orlando, but he'll be coming off the bench today.

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Jan 02 - 5:29 PM

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Isaiah Thomas will play 8-12 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday vs. Portland, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Thomas will make his long-awaited return to game action vs. the Blazers, but won't be on the floor for long. The Cavs have also already announced that IT won't play against his former team when the Cavs travel to Boston on Wednesday. Thomas will have restrictions over the next few weeks, but once fully healthy, his upside is enormous. Remember, he averaged 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game in 2016-17.

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Jan 02 - 12:19 PM

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Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench in his Cleveland debut on Tuesday, at home, against Portland. Thomas will not play the following game on Wednesday in Boston, but the wait is finally over, and IT2's ownership percentage should immediately shoot up to 100. The back-to-back sets will likely be a non-option for a while, and he'll likely deal with a minutes cap for at least his first few weeks of being back, but Thomas has a great shot of production first-round value once he's fully up to speed. Jose Calderon's days of relevancy in fantasy hoops are numbered.

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Jan 01 - 2:14 PM

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Thomas (hip) will make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports. Thomas has been gradually increasing his activity in recent weeks, and he was finally able to log a full practice with the Cavs over the weekend. As a result, he's been cleared to make his season debut after missing the first two-plus months while recovering from offseason hip surgery. While Thomas will eventually take over as the starting point guard, he'll come off the bench Tuesday, and it will likely be several games before he sees a full complement of minutes. The Cavaliers have also confirmed that Thomas will sit out Wednesday's game in Boston on the second night of a back-to-back for rest purposes.

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Jan 01 - 2:11 PM

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