Danny Ainge has made no secret about how hard it was for him to tell Isaiah Thomas that he had been traded to Cleveland in a deal that centered around Boston acquiring four-time all-star Kyrie Irving.
"I get to come over and join the best team in the East, and try to win a championship alongside the best basketball player in the world", Thomas wrote.
However, the uncertainty surrounding Thomas' injured hip, widely reported as suffered in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals, nearly derailed the trade.
Although Cleveland remains hopeful it will get Thomas back on the floor quickly, Altman's refusal to lay out a recovery timeline and unwillingness to speak about Thomas' hip could be an indicator that the hip might be a bigger deal than previously suspected.
"LEBRON! LEBRON JAMES! Dad - Dad".
I believe the Cleveland Cavaliers won't notice Kyrie Irving gone on the offensive end because Thomas is just as good of an explosive offensive player.
You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year, ' promises Isaiah Thomas. It ended up working fine for us - guys played great, and my shot was falling. But this year. man, it's not even going to be a thing. Best of luck. You're gonna do great. "Nah, I don't think so".
It is not known when Thomas will return this season, but when he does, he is ready to tear it up! But he's also excited about playing with James, a four-time MVP, and Kevin Love, a former AAU teammate. Some people believe that the Cavaliers won't make a move anytime soon and Buddy Grizzard of Basketball Insiders believes their next move will depend on the performance of Derrick Rose. He said he trusts in the non-surgical strategy for getting Thomas back into action drawn up by doctors at Cleveland Clinic and the team's training staff.