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3 Thing To Look For In Isaiah Thomas’ Return!

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What to look for in Isaiah Thomas’ Return

Isaiah Thomas’ return is upon us, as he has not played in an NBA game since last years Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a member of the Boston Celtics. Over the summer, Thomas was dealt to the Cavaliers as part of the Kyrie Irving trade. Due to a lingering hip injury, he suffered in last years playoffs, Thomas has not played a game for Cleveland. But now that we’re in 2018, IT4 is ready to return. According to coach Tyron Lue, Thomas will make his debut Tuesday night against the Portland Traill Blazers. So what should we look for in Isaiah Thomas’ return?

3 Things To What To Watch For When Thomas Takes The Court

While Thomas is making his season debut, don’t expect him to be out on the floor a lot. According to coach Lue, IT will play about a dozen minutes on Tuesday night against Portland. And he’ll be coming off the bench as well.

The 5-foot-9 point guard averaged career highs across the board last year (points, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, free throw percentage, and minutes per game) en route to his All-NBA selection, and led Boston to the best record in the East.

While he won’t restore what he was right away as he needs time to get his legs under him, here’s what to watch for in his limited action in his debut.


Will I.T. be able to change direction swiftly? Or come off screens and use his quick release to get the shot off?


How will he fare coming off the bench and playing with the second unit? Will he fit in with the Cavs game plan?


How will his hip fare when weaving through screens? Will he be able to slide his feet without pain?
Is he rehabilitated enough to keep up with the speedy point guards?

Welcome Back!

Nonetheless, Isaiah Thomas is finally back after a six-month absence. And no matter how well he plays in his first handful of games, the whole team is excited to have him active.

“It’s a good moment for us,” coach Lue said about the return of his all-star.

His teammates even took to Twitter in the excitement of Isaiah Thomas’ return.

And believe it or not, Cleveland’s next game is on Wednesday against none other than the Boston Celtics.

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