Cavs, Isaiah Thomas now targeting early-January return

After not making the mid-December return the Cleveland Cavaliers had previously hoped for, Isaiah Thomas is now targeting early-January to play in the NBA for the first time since the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.

After being traded to Cleveland in mid-August in the blockbuster deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, Thomas has yet to suit up for the Cavaliers as he continues to nurse a hip injury he suffered during last year's playoffs and worsened by continuing to play until, two games into the Eastern Conference Finals, he no longer could.

Thomas himself satirized the swirling rumors about his ever-changing targeted return date.

It is worth mentioning that the Celtics host Thomas' Cavaliers on January 3rd, which quite obviously fits into the "first week of January" criteria, making the prospect of Isaiah Thomas making his return in Boston a possibility.

And after Gordon Hayward neglected to rule out the possibility of returning this year, it is also worth mentioning that the Celtics have a game in Utah against the team once lead by Hayward, the Jazz, on March 28th.

Nothing like a dramatic storyline, eh?

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