The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping the additions of Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder will make up for the loss of Kyrie Irving as they contend for an NBA Championship. Thomas had a better season than Irving last season, but his lingering hip injury is the biggest concern about his potential as a replacement.
The Athletic reveals that Thomas could possibly be out until the All-Star break:
“One source with experience dealing with the type of hip problems Thomas is facing predicted it could be January or even the All-Star break before Thomas returns to game action. That doesn’t leave much time for a new player to establish chemistry and rhythm with a team trying to compete for a championship.”
Considering the rumors of LeBron James wanting to leave Cleveland next summer, this season could be the only window for this team to strike.