Isaiah Thomas News

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) "came through his scrimmage Friday feeling strong," according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. It's a minor update, but one that should give his fantasy owners hope that he'll be debuting this week. Thomas is scheduled to scrimmage again on Monday and it sounds like he could debut either on Tuesday vs. the Blazers or Wednesday vs. the Celtics. Keep in mind that he's not cleared for back-to-back sets.

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Dec 31 - 10:21 AM

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Thomas (hip) won't play during Saturday's matchup against the Jazz, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports. He will scrimmage again with the team on Jan. 1. Thomas went through a full-speed, five-on-five practice with the Cavs on Friday, though has not been cleared to return Saturday in Utah. While there's still not an official return date, the earliest he could return is now Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, though that would be just one day after he scrimmages with the team. Assuming the organization doesn't want to put him through a scrimmage and then immediately throw him into a game the next day, he could end up making his much-anticipated return Tuesday at Boston. Thomas also reportedly will be held out of back-to-backs and will initially be on a minutes restriction.

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Dec 29 - 4:25 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) will not play on Saturday night against the Jazz. Although, coach Ty Lue was encouraged by what he saw out of Thomas in the team scrimmage on Friday. "He’s getting very close and we’re all excited," Lue said. Thomas is going to scrimmage again on Monday, so maybe IT can get out there against the Blazers on Tuesday at home.

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Dec 29 - 4:02 PM

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Thomas (hip) will go through a full-speed, five-on-five practice Friday with the Cavaliers, ESPN reports. It's relatively rare for NBA teams to hold a full practice while on a road trip, but that's exactly what the Cavs will do Friday, specifically to get Thomas some experience scrimmaging with his teammates. "It'll be a practice, get some shots up, cover defensive rules and principles and also scrimmage a little bit so Isaiah can get a feel and play 5-on-5," coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday. Thomas has ramped up his activity of late and even spent some time with the Cavs' G-League affiliate, but, to date, his recovery from hip surgery has prevented him from participating in full speed work with his new teammates. The assumption is that if all goes well, there's a chance Thomas could be cleared to make his Cavaliers debut Saturday in Utah. That's still very much up in the air, however, and it's certainly possible Cleveland could wait until sometime after the New Year. Following Saturday's contest, the Cavs are off Sunday and Monday before hosting the Blazers on Tuesday night. "When that time comes to where I'll be out there, I'm sure everybody is going to know and I'll be out there playing the way I've always played," Thomas said. "I'm just trying to get as close as 100 percent as possible and to be out there to be special. Not just to be out there and be another body. However long that takes -- it might be next week, it might be a week after that. We don't know and we're really not trying to put a date on it because it just depends on how my recovery is."

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Dec 28 - 5:32 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) is expected to scrimmage with the Cavs on Friday. "It'll be a practice, get some shots up, cover defensive rules and principles and also scrimmage a little bit so Isaiah can get a feel and play 5-on-5," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Although Thomas is not expected to play on Saturday at Utah, he could return at any point thereafter. IT will have a minutes limitation upon getting back out there, but that's to be expected given the nature of his injury and such a lengthy layoff.

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Dec 28 - 5:14 PM

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According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Isaiah Thomas (hip) is "highly unlikely to play on Saturday at Utah." Thomas is expected to return to action any day now, and Amick says it's possible we could see him as soon as January 2 vs. the Blazers or January 3 vs. Boston. We're expected to get another update after Friday's practice, but it would be a crime if Thomas was still on the waiver wire in any format or league size.

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Dec 28 - 9:52 AM

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Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. Thomas has increased his activity of late and worked with the Cavs' G-League affiliate last week, but, as expected, he'll remain out Wednesday night. Coach Tyronn Lue stopped short of ruling Thomas out for Saturday's matchup with Utah, however. Lue said last week that the goal is to get Thomas through a full-speed practice or two with the team before he returns, and Lue confirmed that the Cavs will practice Friday, so it's certainly possible that Thomas could make his debut Saturday night. If that's ultimately not the case, Tuesday's home matchup with the Blazers would make sense as an alternative.

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Dec 27 - 1:21 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game in Sacramento. Thomas is on the cusp of a return and was again spotted running through some 5-on-0 work during Wednesday morning's shootaround, so perhaps he'll be able to get back out there for Saturday's game in Utah. We should have another update following Friday's practice, but with IT2 due back any day now, he should be owned in all leagues.

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Dec 27 - 1:09 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) was spotted dunking during Sunday's practice. Thomas will not play on Christmas Day against the Warriors, but he recently got through a full-contact, 5-on-5 practice with the Cavs' G-League affiliate and reportedly felt well after that, so he's on track to be back within the next couple of weeks. Click the link below to see the five-foot-nine guard throwing it down.

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Dec 24 - 5:21 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) was spotted dunking during Sunday's practice. Thomas will not play on Christmas Day against the Warriors, but he recently got through a full-contact, 5-on-5 practice with the Cavs' G-League affiliate and reportedly felt well after that, so he's on track to be back within the next couple of weeks. Click the link below to see the five-foot-nine guard throwing it down.

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Dec 24 - 5:21 PM

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