The Cleveland Cavaliers are not putting a time frame on Isaiah Thomas' return from a hip injury that caused him to miss the final three games of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.
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 two-time NBA All-Star point guard said a lot went through his head at the moment and the first thing he did was think about his family. Boston ultimately agreed to send Cleveland an additional second-round draft pick to complete the transaction. It could also be the difference between Thomas being a one-year loan for the Cavs, or if he's in the long-term plans with the future of LeBron James also cloudy.
By trading Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, the Cavaliers received a prolific scorer in Isaiah Thomas, a defensive expert in Jae Crowder, a true center in Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick, which is considered their most valuable acquisition.
Isaiah Thomas is introduced as a Cleveland Cavalier on Thursday.
Thomas will be the starting point guard for the Cavs next season, and he should benefit from playing alongside James. "'I just traded you.' Simple as that. LeBron, Kevin and those guys - they don't want that'".
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There are still a number of arguments concerning Isiah Thomas, who wrote a heartfelt goodbye to Boston Celtics on Wednesday, September 6th, but didn't talk the persisting hip injury that has put his playing availability for the start of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season at risk.
"It's not about social media or anything like that connecting with (fans), it's all about showing what you bring to the team and showing how much you respect the game of basketball", said Crowder. "I just told her 'I'm going to Cleveland, ' and five minutes later she passed".
"I was able to whisper to my mom before she passed", Crowder said.
The video shows Thomas telling someone on the phone how he learned he got traded and then features images of Thomas rehabbing his injured hip, all while soundbites about the trade - and his hip - play in the background.
"It was surprising, definitely caught time off guard", Thomas said when asked about his initial thoughts on the trade. "And I hope people can understand that when I say it hurt, it isn't directed at anyone". And I was only here for two and a half years.
But Thomas, despite his emotional connection with Boston, is very confident about the upcoming season. "We're not going to rush it at all".
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