Report: ‘Slight chance’ Isaiah Thomas misses most of season
Itâ€™s coming down to the 11th hour between the Cavaliers and Celtics and the finishing touches on their blockbuster trade thatâ€™ll send Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Netsâ€™ first-round pick in 2018.
Itâ€™s a trade that the Celtics seemingly need to make happen as soon as possible, too, as there is at least a â€˜slight chanceâ€™ the 5-foot-9 Thomas would miss most of the 2017-18 season If his recovery from his various hip ailments — which apparently includes a bone bruise — does not proceed smoothly,Â according to ESPNâ€™s Zach Lowe.
Sources also told Lowe that Boston was forthright about the injury in talks with Cleveland before the teams agreed to a trade on Aug. 22, but said that Cleveland’s doctors may have come to a different conclusion about the 28-year-old Thomas’ prognosis for the coming season. That, in case this entire saga hasnâ€™t told you, would obviously change things for the Cavs, especially if LeBron James bolts again in 2018.
Thomas, meanwhile, broke his silence on Tuesday, saying that he was not â€˜damaged,‘ and that he would return to what he was last season in due time.
“There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas, who is entering a contract year and wanting max money in 2018, said. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”
Thomas missed the final three games of the Câ€™s 2017 playoff run, which ended in a five-game series loss to the Cavaliers in the third round, and averaged 28.9 points and had a career-best 46.3 field goal percentage in 76 regular-season games.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog