Isaiah Thomas News

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) has been recalled from the Cavs' G League affiliate. Thomas spent the afternoon with the Canton Charge in order to go through a full-court, 5-on-5 practice, something the veteran Cavs don't do very often. He won't play before Christmas and was reportedly targeting the first week of January, but now it sounds like he could be back in late December.

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Dec 21 - 4:43 PM

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Thomas (hip) was recalled from the G-League on Thursday. Thomas was assigned earlier Thursday in order to take part in 5-on-5 work with the team's affiliate players, which was the next step in his recovery from a hip injury that's held him out for the entire season thus far. The Cavaliers will likely evaluate Thomas further over the next few days to see how the hip responds to the increase in activity and could potentially then provide a better target date for his eventual debut. It's been reported that Thomas won't return before Christmas, which would make a Dec. 27 matchup with the Kings and a Dec. 30 game against the Jazz his next two potential return dates.

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Dec 21 - 4:32 PM

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Thomas was assigned to the G-League's Canton Charge on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. As expected, Thomas will join the Charge to do some 5-on-5 work as one of the final steps in his rehab. This will be the first time that Thomas has been able to participate in a full 5-on-5 practice, and if all goes well for the All-Star point guard, he'll be on track to be medically cleared in the very near future. There has been no concrete date given for Thomas' return to the court, but the team is not expecting him to be out past the first week in January, with a chance he could be back as soon as Christmas Day.

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Dec 21 - 10:26 AM

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Isaiah Thomas has been assigned to the G-League where he will continue to rehab his hip. This could be the last step of his recovery, as Thomas is expected to scrimmage in a full-court, 5-on-5 setting with the Canton Charge of the G-League according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. McMenamin also reported that a late-December return is on the table, but the Cavs have ruled out a return before Christmas. It won't be long before fantasy owners have Thomas in their lineups.

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Dec 21 - 10:15 AM

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The Cavaliers plan to have Thomas (hip) take part in a 5-on-5 practice with the team's G-League affiliate in the coming few days, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports. It was recently reported that Thomas wouldn't return before Christmas, though if he takes part in some 5-on-5 work as expected later this week, there's chance he's able to return shortly after. Thomas will likely be assigned to the Canton Charge at some point in the next few days and if all goes well with the increase in activity, it will be yet another step forward in his recovery. Following the Cavaliers' Christmas Day game, they play Dec. 27 against the Kings and Dec. 30 against the Jazz, which appear to be two potential return dates if Thomas were to feel healthy enough. All that said, coach Ty Lue himself opted not to provide a concrete timetable for a return, so Thomas' debut date is still very much up in the air at this point.

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Dec 20 - 1:06 AM

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Thomas (hip) will not return before the Cavs' Christmas Day matchup with Golden State, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports. Per McMenamin, the Cavs have not ruled out Thomas making his debut on Christmas Day, but even that may be rushing things considering Thomas is yet to practice in a full-court, 5-on-5 setting. If Thomas remains out for the showdown with the Warriors, his next chance to play would come Dec. 27 against the Kings. After that contest, the Cavaliers will go on a one-day retreat in Napa, California before finishing up their three-game road trip in Utah on Dec. 30. McMenamin intimates that the Jazz matchup could make sense for a Thomas debut, though at this point it's truly anyone's guess as to when the All-Star will be back in the mix. Over the weekend, coach Ty Lue challenged a Yahoo Sports report that suggested Thomas was targeting the first week of January. "I don't know where that came from," Lue said. "I hope it's inaccurate." While Thomas will undoubtedly be a significant difference-maker for the Cavs over the second half of the season, the team certainly won't rush him back, especially considering the fact that they've won 18 of their last 19 games.

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Dec 18 - 1:40 PM

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According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Isaiah Thomas (hip) has ruled out a return to the court before Christmas. Thomas has yet to practice with the Cavs in a full-court, 5-on-5 setting, but McMenamin said that's because the Cavs rarely practice. 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. "I don't know where that came from, but I hope so," coach Ty Lue said on Sunday. "I hope it's accurate."

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Dec 18 - 1:05 PM

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Thomas (hip) targeting the first week of January for his return, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. While Thomas reportedly feels like he could play now after originally targeting mid-December, he and the Cavaliers will continue to exercise caution in order to ensure that the All-Star point guard remains healthy through a potentially lengthy postseason run. Expect updates on Thomas' level of participation in practice to continue to come as he enters the final stretch of his rehab.

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Dec 17 - 8:33 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) is reportedly targeting a return during the first week of January. The Cavs open the month at home vs. the Blazers on Jan. 2, followed by a road game in Boston -- it's possible IT is angling for a revenge game. If he does return vs. Portland he'd miss just five more games in December, so he obviously shouldn't be on the waiver wire anywhere. The Cavs should be cautious with his minutes initially, and he might have restrictions in back-to-back sets, but he has early-round upside and we're not even halfway through the season.

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Dec 17 - 8:30 PM

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