Isaiah Thomas continues to work hard in his comeback from a hip injury that has sidelined him since last postseason. The Cavaliers do not want him coming back until he is 100% and will not rush him. Thomas continues to do more and more each day in his rehab. It is routine for him now to work through drills with assistant coach Phil Handy following practice. He has started doing more on court running and change of direction drills to help increase his range of motion. Before Friday night’s game at Washington Thomas received a full training table stretching before hitting the court for dribbling and shooting drills. It appears his timetable for return has been moved up although nobody from the Cavaliers will confirm this. Thus far he has not suffered any setbacks as he ramps up his workload each day. Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon gave an update on Thomas.
“Though there has been no official update on that target from the Cavs, Thomas’ on-court work has increased at practice and before games,” Joe Vardon of cleveland.com reported. “He received a full training-table stretching and treatment before Friday’s game in Washington, and then hit the court for stationary, one-dribble, and two-dribble shooting, as well as some half-speed drives to the hoop. Sunday, he was running on the court.”
Thomas will surely be a welcome sight upon his return. He averaged 29 points per game last season and will give the Cavs a legit second scoring option next to Lebron James which is something the team clearly lacks early on. As you can see in the video’s below Thomas is looking good.
Thomas working out after Monday’s practice
Thomas working out before Cavs/Wizards game last Friday