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Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas
Position: G
Born: 02/07/89
Height: 5-9 / 1.75
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $6,261,394
After an uneven start to his comeback from a torn labrum in his right hip, Isaiah Thomas says that his apparent regression his last couple games is not surprising. “I knew it was going to be like this,” the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard said after practice Sunday. “I have no legs. So it’s going to take some time to get it back, even when I played well those first two games I told Coach (Tyronn) Lue it didn’t feel right. It was kind of fool’s gold.”
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Thomas was also asked how LeBron James is handling the team’s latest adversity. “He’s one of the best leaders I’ve been around and you learn from that, you learn from a great player like him,” he said. “Collectively as a group it can’t be all on him. We have to all be a star in our role. Whatever role we have on this team, have to be a star in it, have to put your egos aside. They always say we go through this rough stretch, I don’t believe in that. That’s all mental.”
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On Monday night, Thomas will get his official introduction into the league’s fiercest rivalry. “It’s exciting,” Thomas said. “High, intense game, guys really care about that game and really want to win those games. I’m excited about the opportunity to get back to playing again after getting a few days off and also trying to figure out how to get a win. We’re in that mode right now where we just need a win to get that confidence back and get our mojo back a little bit. It’s a great opportunity to go against a really good team and we’ll be ready.”
Isaiah Thomas erupted in his return to the court nearly two weeks ago, energizing the Cleveland Cavaliers and even surprising himself with such a stellar performance. But in the back of his mind, Thomas knew he still wasn’t all the way there. He understood those early flashes were going to be tough to sustain. “I knew it was going to be like this,” Thomas said following Sunday’s practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I have no legs. So it’s going to take some time to get it back. Even when I played well those first two games I told coach (Tyronn) Lue it didn’t feel right. It was kinda fool’s gold.”
On Sunday afternoon, he was one of the final players on the practice floor, hoisting numerous outside jumpers in an attempt to get that feel back. “The shots were going in, but none of my movements, none of the things I usually do felt normal,” Thomas said when asked to compare the first two games to the last two. “It’s going to be like that for a while. I’m my biggest critic, I’m not a patient person. So it’s killing me. I’m used to stepping on the court and being special. “So now I’ve got to work. I’ve got to work my way back and get my legs back and get my legs back to playing at a high level. I just know it’s going to take time and I’ve got to be patient with myself and not too hard on myself. I’m going to keep working, that’s the only thing I can do and when my opportunity and my time is there I’m going to hopefully try to take advantage of it.”
Is Isaiah Thomas still injured? Joe Vardon: Here’s what Isaiah Thomas had to say about this…”I just have no legs. This is my preseason. I can’t do nothin’ about that. Usually guys have off-season, the preseason to prepare as well, and then you get going in the real games. I haven’t had any of that. This is my preseason. I have to figure out ways to get my legs back.” We’ll assume that his lack of explosiveness and poor shooting is because he’s so far behind in conditioning from everyone else, and not his hip.