Isaiah Thomas knows he’s not quite back yet. Sure, he’s back in that he’s made his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers, marking the first time he has taken the floor this season. But physically, Thomas acknowledges that part of his issue stems from the fact that he’s still working to get into game shape.
The problem is that the only opportunities he claims he’s getting to work at a high level come during games themselves. This is because the Cavaliers, apparently, do not practice.
Thomas dropped this nugget while meeting with the media after Cleveland lost to Golden State on Monday night. After playing a season-high 32 minutes, Thomas was asked if that’s about where he wants to be at this point in his recovery process until he’s at 100 percent.