Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cavaliers: "It still hurts".

Jessica Allison
September 8, 2017

Stunned by Boston's decision to trade him to Cleveland as part of a package for Kyrie Irving, Thomas chose not to share much information Thursday about a hip injury that ended his inspirational playoff run last season and will sideline him for the start of this season - and probably a lot longer.

During the presser, Cavs general manager Koby Altman said that Thomas' road to recovery will be "non surgical".

Thomas went on to share his sadness for leaving Boston but also his excitement of joining the Cavaliers.

"We're not going to rush it at all", said Altman, who quickly grew exhausted of questions about Thomas' health. ESPN reported today that the Celtics were unsure of when Thomas actually tore the ligament in his hip, and that Ainge was prompted to trade him over the lingering ailment.

"As owners of Brooklyn's No. 1 pick, which could be a top-five pick in next year's draft, Cleveland has fielded numerous calls already about a potential trade".

Altman did say Cleveland had a "nonsurgical plan" in place for Thomas, after which Thomas chimed in, "Y'all hear that?"

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The Celtics sent him to the Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving, giving Thomas the opportunity to play alongside a three-time National Basketball Association champion LeBron James. After doctors in Boston asked Thomas to avoid hip surgery, the guard stuck to his summer of regimen of rehabilitation and rest, with hopes of returning to the court for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season.

But right now, they will have to consider pulling the trigger on a deal if an All-Star-caliber player is available on the trade market. "LeBron, Kevin and those guys - they don't want that'".

Thomas suffered a torn labrum in his hip last season. Thomas also finished fifth in the Most Valuable Player (MVP) ballot, besides making the All-NBA Second Team ahead of a battery of All-Star point guards.

Before Crowder heads back to Atlanta to continue to console his grandmother, he is going house-hunting in Cleveland with the help of new teammate J.R. Smith. "The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed".

"Tom Brady isn't sending a text like that to guys who played in Boston for only two and a half years - unless they did something very special". "And I hope people can understand that when I say it hurt, it isn't directed at anyone".

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