Finally after almost half the season has passed by, All-Star point guard, Isaiah Thomas will join his Cleveland Cavalier teammates in a game for the first time since they acquired him in the off-season for Kyrie Irving. Thomas had hip surgery in the off-season and couldn’t participate in on the court activities until only a couple of weeks ago. It’ll be interesting to see if head coach Tyron Lue starts Isaiah in his first game action back since last seasons playoffs. The Cavaliers started off slow but picked it up in a big way with LeBron James carrying the load to say the least.
I always thought Isaiah was a great point guard going back to his Sacramento Kings days but since he’s only 5’9″ general managers (Phoenix and Boston as well) never saw him as a long-term solution, thinking he couldn’t hold up against taller and stronger NBA players. Well he’s proven those GM’s wrong with a great All-Star season last season in Boston and showing he can definitely perform in one of the most prestigious markets in the NBA. As a Phoenix Suns fan, I hated to see them let go of Isaiah Thomas and instead stick with Eric Bledsoe, who just this season stated he didn’t want to be in Phoenix anymore and was traded to the Bucks. So in essence, the Suns had 3 All-Star caliber point guards in Thomas, Bledsoe and Dragic and now have none of them and are relying on Tyler Ulis and journeyman Isaiah Canaan to run the point for a now rebuilding Suns squad.
Here’s Isaiah Thomas discussing his return. http://www.nba.com/video/2018/01/01/20180101-cle-isaiah-thomas-shootaround