|Sep. 26 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET0:24 GMT8:24 5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST4:24 UAE (+1)02:2420:24 ET7:24 PM CTNaN:� - The Cavaliers expect Thomas (hip) to make his season debut in January.
Analysis: The All-Star point guard and centerpiece in the blockbuster offseason deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, Thomas is recovering from a torn labrum in his right hip he sustained during the Celtics' loss to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals back in May. The Cavs' concerns about the 28-year-old's condition altered the deal to include an additional second-round draft pick from Boston.
|Aug. 25 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)05:4323:43 ET10:43 PM CTNaN:� - The Cleveland Cavaliers examined Thomas on Friday in Cleveland and apparently there are questions about his recovery from a postseason hip injury. Cavaliers officials are looking at the test results, ESPN.com reported, and how it might affect the trade that shipped Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics earlier this week. There is speculation that the condition of his injured hip could void the deal.
Analysis: Tuesday's trade included Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick going to the Cavaliers for Irving. There's also the possibility that rather than voiding the deal the Cavaliers could ask for additional compensation such as another draft pick. Thomas suffered the injury during the playoffs and is rehabbing the hip. ESPN reported that he has not begun running.
|Aug. 22 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST3:27 UAE (+1)01:2719:27 ET6:27 PM CTNaN:� - The Celtics have traded Thomas along with forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick originally belonging to the Nets to the Cavaliers for fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.
Analysis: Thomas may be hard-pressed to match last season's career-high 28.9 points per game as the clear-cut No. 2 option in Cleveland, though he'll surely still have a prominent role on one of the league's premier offensive teams. The standout guard should come in highly motivated with a chance to possibly secure a max contract as a free agent next summer.