For nine seasons Isaiah Thomas has made his presence known in the NBA. Even though the 5’9 point guard is not an ideal NBA player, Thomas has played the game bigger than himself.
Isaiah Thomas was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.
Coming out of the University of Washington, many believed Thomas’s height would play a big factor in his career.
Thomas proved the critics wrong. Thus far in his career Thomas has averaged 19.1 points per game alongside 5.2 assists per game.
Thomas has also shot 44.3% from the field.
Now a Boston Celtic’s he played a huge part of the run in the 2016 playoffs. Thomas ended up injuring his hip putting him out for a good chunk of the 2017-2018 NBA Season.
Knowing this, the Cleveland Cavaliers willingly traded All-Star Point Guard Kyrie Irving to Boston for him.
Even though Isaiah Thomas would likely miss up to half of the 2017-2018 season, Cleveland thought he would be their best option.
But things are looking up for Thomas. The Vertical’s, Sham Charania reported earlier today that Thomas is expected to make his early debut in the first week of January. According to Charania, Isaiah Thomas believed he could be on the court playing, but wants to be as careful as he can be.
The Cavs are 23-8 on the season sitting second in the Eastern Conference. Winning 18 of their last 19 games it seems as if they do not need Thomas.
The return of Thomas lights a whole new fire under this Cleveland squad. He also brings in some reinforcement for LeBron James and the team.