Cavs GM Koby Altman Reveals Team's Plan for Isaiah Thomas' Hip Injury

Cavs GM Koby Altman Reveals Team's Plan for Isaiah Thomas' Hip Injury

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. That in itself is significant, but as you know teams need more than one star to win in the National Basketball Association.

The deal took a long time to officially finalize, but through it all Thomas didn't say much. Thomas apparently has a lot of respect for LeBron James, and it seems he is very excited to be his teammate next season.

"Because come playoff time, if and when we have to face the Celtics ... that won't just be "the team I used to be on, '" Thomas wrote in The Players" Tribune letter. Boston needs another star if they truly intend on competing for a championship.

"I'm just getting treatment each and every day", Thomas said. "You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year".

A new chapter is about to begin in Isaiah Thomas' career and what a story it has been so far for him. LeBron James has given no indication of his plans beyond this upcoming season, and by keeping the pick, the Cavaliers can rebuild right away if he decides to leave. With the Cavaliers old roster, they rarely made any defensive match up adjustments. You really going to throw three guys on me, when I'm sharing a court with the best basketball player on the planet? "I helped create that", Thomas vented.

Now that the deal is final, Thomas - who is rehabbing this week in Cleveland - shared an emotional glimpse of what he has gone through over the past couple of months. I don't agree with it, just personally, and I don't think the Boston Celtics got better by making this trade.

In Rose's lone season with the Knicks, he somehow managed to return to his MVP form, averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists on 47.1 percent shooting from the field. So maybe, I don't know. maybe that's something to be proud of.

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