Report: Boston Celtics Reveal Significant Concern Regarding Isaiah Thomas

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With point guard Isaiah Thomas now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the status of his health becomes vitally important to the franchise. One report from an ESPN insider suggests that the season-ending hip injury suffered by the 5-foot-9 Thomas back in May was one of the reasons that the Boston Celtics were willing to deal him away.

Thomas missed the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers because of the hip injury. His current status came up in the post-trade press conference held by the Celtics.

“Some. There’s gonna be probably a little bit of a delay for Isaiah as he starts the season this year, but I think that Isaiah should be fine and healthy as the season goes along,” Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said.

Despite the potentially ominous development, the Cavaliers don’t appear to be harboring any fears of injury plaguing Thomas during the season.

If Thomas is unavailable for the season-opener, it would reduce a portion of the drama that will see Kyrie Irving and the Celtics come to Quicken Loans Arena on Oct. 17. Yet’ the Cavaliers main concern continues to be the end of the 2017-18 season, not the beginning.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.