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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 12 - 11:19 AM
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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.
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

The Cavaliers and Celtics have agreed to terms on the deal centered around Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving, with Boston adding a 2020 second-round pick.

The Cavs were reportedly pushing for another first-round pick, but they settled on a final package of Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick, and Miami's 2020 second-round pick. It's still unclear when Thomas might return from his hip injury, which was the crux of this trade's delay.
Aug 30 - 10:26 PM

In an interview with ESPN, Isaiah Thomas said that he has made "significant progress" with his injured hip.

"I am not damaged," Thomas said on Tuesday. "I'll be back, and I'll be the same player." Thomas' hip is the reason the trade between the Cavs and Celtics has stalled, as Cleveland wants additional compensation before completing the transaction. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Cavaliers are no longer asking for a young player such as Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum, and he added that Cleveland "could be inclined to complete the deal for a late first-round pick or second-round considerations." The deadline to finalize the deal is 10 a.m. ET Thursday, but both teams can mutually agree to extend it. His status for opening night is still up in the air.
Source: ESPN
Aug 29 - 8:05 PM

The Cavs medical staff reportedly has doubts as to whether or not Isaiah Thomas (hip) can make a full recovery without surgery.

The Cavs are reportedly questioning the Celtics' diagnosis on Thomas' hip injury, which is why they're now seeking further compensation in the Kyrie Irving-Thomas swap, but reports coming out of Boston indicate that the Celtics have no interest in sweetening their initial offer. The two sides will have until Thursday to mutually agree to the current deal that is in place, and most reports at the moment indicate that this trade will go through.
Aug 28 - 2:57 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) has yet to begin a regimen of running this offseason according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Cavaliers are worried about Thomas' hip and that's why the trade with the Celtics is on hold. The Cavs will reportedly ask the Celtics for additional compensation such as Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum or another first-round pick, but Boston will obviously play hardball. Wojnarowski added that the Cavaliers could threaten to veto the trade, but the Celtics might call their bluff since they're already giving up a ton as it is. If the trade doesn't go through by Wednesday night, both teams will need to mutually agree to extend the trade-review deadline.
Source: ESPN
Aug 28 - 11:28 AM

The Cavs and Celtics would reportedly need to mutually agree to extend the trade-review deadline if a consensus isn't reached by Wednesday evening.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Cleveland may seek additional compensation in the deal sending Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland in a package for Kyrie Irving, due to concerns about Thomas' injured hip. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe adds that the Celtics may take a "hard line stance" after already giving up Thomas, Jae Crowder and the Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick. For what it's worth, Irving completed his physical on Saturday without incident.
Aug 27 - 7:42 PM

The Celtics weren't pleased with the Cavs coming back on the trade and may take a "hard line stance," according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

This is obviously a negotiation and the Celtics have already offered a terrific package for Kyrie Irving. For what it's worth, these teams did announce the trade faster than usual. It sounds like this trade could take some time to go through and there is a chance it gets reversed, which is unlikely.
Aug 26 - 8:39 PM

After the Isaiah Thomas physical, the Cavs are planning to seek further compensation before finalizing the Kyrie Irving and Thomas trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski on

After some murmurs of the Celtics being worried about Thomas's hip, it sounds like the Cavs have some similar concerns. Thomas opted not to have surgery on his hip, so perhaps his recovery isn't going as well as expected. The Celtics already are giving up the Nets' 2018 pick, so maybe they only need one of Boston's later picks to get it done.
Aug 26 - 6:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
SG1Dwyane Wade
2J.R. Smith
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Jeff Green
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Channing Frye
4Ante Zizic