December 20, 2017, 8:45 am
The Cavs’ official timeline for Thomas’ recovery provided to the media in late September called for him to be back playing games by the first day of the year. A report last week claimed that he was targeting the first week of January for a return. The final determination for when Thomas would play would be a joint decision agreed upon by him, the Cavs’ front office and the team’s medical staff. Cleveland hosts the Blazers at home on January 2nd followed by the Celtics on the road on January 3rd and it feels like Thomas is targeting the game against his former team for a chance to make his much anticipated season debut. Just make sure the Pizza Guy is not a free agent in any of your leagues.