The Celtics and Cavaliers finally completed the trade for Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas after the Celtics threw in an additional 2nd round pick in 2020 to complete the deal.
The Cavaliers main concern was Thomas’ hip injury that forced him to miss the final games of the playoffs. After Thomas’ physical in Cleveland, the Cavs felt like they were owed more in compensation as they weren’t optimistic on his recovery and now it’s apparent why.
“No one is willing to put a timeline on when Thomas might return to the court. The fact he isn’t running yet certainly is not a good sign,” The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd wrote Thursday, via WEEI.com. “One source with experience dealing with the type of hip problems Thomas is facing predicted it could be January or even the All-Star break before Thomas returns to game action.” Of course, the key here is that there’s no timeline.
Thomas himself — and friend Jason Terry — downplayed the injury, but there also was a recent report claiming there was a chance the 28-year-old misses the entire season. The All-Star break seems like a happy medium, but in reality, it looks like we won’t know much about Thomas’ injury until the season actually starts.
Looks like LeBron is on his own. #1 seed confirmed. Suckers