Cavs face crossroads decision with Isaiah Thomas’ hip putting trade on hold

Just when you thought this NBA summer couldn’t get any crazier, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday night that the Cavs are now “weighing their options” with the completion of the Kyrie Irving trade to the Celtics on account of Isaiah Thomas‘ injured hip, which doesn’t appear to be 100 percent healed after his physical. 

In his media conference call shortly after the trade went down, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said Thomas’ hip injury — which ended his season after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals — played “some” role in the trade, and at the time it sort of sounded like he was trying to soften the blow of flat out choosing Irving over the beloved Thomas, to whom he had pledged such a strong loyalty over the last year. Turns out, that hip really is still banged up, though we don’t know to what degree. 

But here’s the thing for the Cavs: The degree of Thomas’ injury — unless it’s seriously can’t-walk bad, which it seems like people would’ve known before a physical — shouldn’t matter. As tough as it would

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/cavs-face-crossroads-decision-with-isaiah-thomas-hip-putting-trade-on-hold/

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