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Isaiah Thomas | Guard | #3

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Washington
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (30) / SAC
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Isaiah Thomas (hip) got in some 4-on-4 work during Wednesday's shootaround.
Thomas has been making solid progress in his rehab, and the next step in his recovery will be going through 5-on-5 drills. He's on track to get back to the court by January, and while he'll likely have plenty of restrictions early on, he could be in the early-round equation towards the second half of the season. He's a high upside stash in all formats. Dec 6 - 11:28 AM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) got in some light contact work during Wednesday's shootaround.

Thomas continues to make steady progress in his recovery from the torn labrum in his right hip, and this is the first time we've seen of him go through any type of contact work. The next big step in his recovery will be incorporating hard cuts into his workouts, so we'll be watching for any updates there, but he certainly appears to be on track to be back in action by January at the latest.
Nov 22 - 11:06 AM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) went through an intense workout on Sunday, doing full-court sprints, shooting 3s and running through some 5-on-0 drills.

Thomas said this was the "hardest" he's run so far in his recovery, and that he "felt good for the most part." While the Cavs' haven't officially updated his potential return date, he's completed each stage of his recovery without any setbacks or pauses and is on track to return to the floor by January 1. The next step in Thomas' rehab will be incorporating cutting and change of direction work, so we'll be watching for any updates there.
Nov 19 - 5:16 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) said he is "getting closer to being back on the floor and being able to play."

In a lengthy interview with USA Today, Thomas defends his decision not to have surgery and is optimistic about the near future. "Every week now, every week I'm getting better and better. I'm doing more and more," said Thomas. The initial targeted return date was early January, and it appears Thomas may be slightly ahead of schedule, with a return in late December now seemingly a possibility. We should have plenty of updates over the next month.
Source: USA Today
Nov 18 - 9:53 AM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) was spotted running on the court on Sunday.

Thomas has also been been doing stationary, one-dribble, and two-dribble shooting in addition to some half-speed drives to the hoop. He's reportedly making a lot of progress in his rehab, but coach Tyronn Lue said he didn't know if Thomas would beat his January timetable. "You know, the staff is doing a great job of just, you know, just trying to get him ready, trying to get him right, so, we don’t want to rush him back if he’s not 100 percent," Lue said. We'll continue to track Thomas' progress every step of the way.
Nov 6 - 10:43 AM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) is making progress and is "increasing his range of motion" in his workouts.

Thomas was seen going through drills and jumping rope prior to the Cavs game Friday in D.C. There haven't been any updates on Thomas' timeline, but it's encouraging to see him out there involved in basketball activities. He is still two months from his targeted return date of early January.
Nov 4 - 10:01 AM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) was getting shots up pre-game on Friday.

The Cavs really, really need him back with the NBA's worst halfcourt defense and not doing enough on the offensive side to overcome that. Obviously Thomas isn't a great defender, but they really need production out of the point guard spot. The former All-Star is likely back at some point in 2018.
Nov 3 - 6:36 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) is still bitter about being traded away from Boston this summer.

"I might not ever talk to Danny [Ainge] again. That might not happen," said Thomas. "I’ll talk to everybody else. But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don’t do that, bro. That’s not right. I’m not saying eff you. But every team in this situation comes out a year or two later and says, ‘We made a mistake.’ That’s what they’ll say, too." Thomas won't be making his Cleveland debut until January, but he could be flirting with first-round value once he's fully up to speed, making his return to Boston on February 11 an intriguing day to play IT2 in DFS.
Source: NBA
Oct 12 - 11:19 AM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) is expected to make his Cavaliers debut by January.

Thomas and the Cavs have been dodging questions about his hip for weeks, but the PG has started on-court activities and we finally have an idea of his timetable. There are 36 games before the end of the calendar year, so Thomas could miss nearly half the season if this timetable holds up. His ADP should plummet following this report, while Derrick Rose should open the season as the starting PG.
Sep 25 - 12:09 PM

Isaiah Thomas is "dealing with more than just a tear" in his hip, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

The source claims that "some of those secondary issues in the hip [Thomas] has played with for years now, such as a loss of cartilage and some arthritis, are complicating his healing process." The Cavs have refused to discuss details of the injury publicly and are not willing to offer a timetable as to when Thomas might be healthy enough to suit up for Cleveland. We'll likely get a medical update at the start of training camp in late September, but it looks like Thomas will be a risky pick in fantasy drafts this year.
Sep 8 - 1:08 PM

Coach Ty Lue said on Thursday that Isaiah Thomas (hip) "is not going to be starting the season."

This was a surprising quote and maybe he misspoke, but this would be massive news. Maybe he meant training camp, maybe he meant preseason, but here we are. General manager Koby Altman said he didn't want to make the press conference about Thomas' hip, so that Lue quote certainly would've changed that. The Cavs have said they're looking to treat Thomas without surgery, which is the same plan the Celtics had. Expect another update on IT, but fantasy owners can't take him in the early rounds right now.
Sep 7 - 3:03 PM

Cavs GM Koby Altman wouldn't offer a timetable for Isaiah Thomas (hip).

The first two questions of Cleveland's press conference were about Thomas' hip, but Altman stepped in and shut them both down. Altman added the Cavs won't rush Thomas' return, and based on Thomas' comments shortly after, it sounds like his rehab is still limited to the weight room. The good news is that Thomas is still not expected to have surgery. He should be considered doubtful for the season opener, meaning Derrick Rose and Jose Calderon will have to hold down the fort at PG.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 7 - 12:47 PM

Isaiah Thomas is reportedly parting ways with his current representatives at Excel Sports Management.

Thomas was part of a high-stakes staring contest between the Celtics and the Cavaliers this offseason, with the Cavs eventually extracting a future second-round pick due to concerns about the health of Thomas' hip. He's headed for free agency in 2018 and has said repeatedly that he expects to earn a max contract, so he'll be eager to put this summer's drama behind him.
Sep 6 - 10:53 PM

The Celtics are not sure exactly when Isaiah Thomas suffered the labrum tear in his right hip, or precisely how long he was dealing with the injury, according to sources of ESPN.

While the Celtics have implied that Thomas initially suffered the hip injury during a March 15 matchup against the Timberwolves, Tom Haberstroh's reporting suggests that the injury could have occurred as early as December, when Thomas received a PRP injection in his "upper right thigh" which the team initially deemed a "groin strain." The Cavs have yet to offer an official timetable for Thomas' return, but the fact that he's still not running is concerning with training camp less than a month away. If the Cavs' medical staff deems that surgery will be required to fix this issue, Thomas will be looking at a 6-10 month timetable, putting his status for the entire 2017-18 season in doubt.
Source: ESPN
Sep 6 - 11:17 AM

The Cavs are not willing to put a timeline on when Isaiah Thomas (hip) could return to action, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

The reporter adds that a source with experience dealing with this kind of hip problem said it could be until January or the break. To be fair, every injury is different and we don't know if this source had surgery, which is something IT opted not to do -- it could've been to a different part of the hip, as well. While this reporter is one of the more credible ones on the beat, don't put too much stock in the guess on the timeline. For now, Thomas really can't be drafted in the early rounds, especially after he lost a chunk of value from the trade itself.
Sep 1 - 4:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Jose Calderon
3Isaiah Thomas
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Dwyane Wade
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Channing Frye
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic