Isaiah Thomas has not looked like himself since making his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t surprising, as getting up to speed for a title contender after missing the first half of the regular season with a hip injury is really, really hard. There have been times where he’s performed well, but on the whole, Thomas has played in four games is averaging 12.3 points in 21 minutes a night.
Thomas spoke after the Cavaliers’ practice on Sunday about how he’s working to get up to form, and as it turns out, he has a pretty fixable problem: he’s not in game shape yet.
“I knew it was going to be like this,” Thomas said, according to ESPN. “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 Lue it didn’t feel right. It was kind of fool’s gold.”