Isaiah Thomas speaks ahead of his debut with Cavaliers
By Hu Shichen
NBA star Isaiah Thomas is set to make his long awaited debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The guard was part of a blockbuster deal with Boston, which saw Kyrie Irving go the other way.
The diminutive guard has missed the entire season thus far due to an off-season hip surgery.
And the Cavs will take it easy with him, limiting his playing time, so his first game will be against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
And because of the severity of his injury, he will not play back-to-back games, meaning he will miss out on playing his old Boston team the following night.
"It's a blessing. It's been a long process. It's been a frustrating and tough process, but at the same time you got to trust it. Each and every day I just attacked it every day to try to get better and now that day is here. I haven't played in so long, so man it's going to be a weird feeling tomorrow, but I'm happy. I'm happy it's here," said Thomas.
"It won't be that tough. I know where I am right now and I wouldn't want to put myself out there to just try to force it. But I can wait until February. I think we play them in February again, so I can wait and put on a show then."