Cavaliers mum on Isaiah Thomas' hip injury during introduction

Today, Electronic Arts revealed that NBA Live 18 is the first game to offer the newest point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Isaiah Thomas, and point guard for the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving playable on their new teams.

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.

But an expiring contract - coupled with a desire for a new, maximum deal - and a hip injury that itself nearly derailed the trade led Celtics boss Danny Ainge to trade Thomas to Cleveland along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft pick.

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 may not be that Thomas is not a good defender it just makes it hard when you are six inches shorter than the average point guard.

A new chapter is about to begin in Isaiah Thomas' career and what a story it has been so far for him.

Isaiah Thomas
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Coach Ty Lue said on Thursday that Isaiah Thomas (hip) "is not going to be starting the season". Thomas wasn't too thrilled with leaving Boston, a city that allowed him to grow from a volume scorer on bad teams to the centerpiece of an up-and-coming Celtic team. With the Cavaliers old roster, they rarely made any defensive match up adjustments.

"But this year ... man, it's not even going to be a thing". The elite offense, the 30-some national TV games, the becoming a place where free agents want to come and play - I feel like I helped build that. Best of luck. You're gonna do great. And now add me to the mix, and D. Rose, and my guy Jae?

"I'm just getting treatment every single day".

Altman and the Cavs did not, and likely won't, put a timetable on Thomas' return. So maybe, I don't know. maybe that's something to be proud of. Now I couldn't be more excited for this change up in the East and I'm putting in an order for a Cleveland Cavaliers IT jersey right now.

  • Angelo Rivera