You can understand if there is a growing concern with Cleveland Cavaliers fans over the future of Isaiah Thomas after what has been reported about him in the news since he was part of the Kyrie Irving trade.
The Cavaliers sent Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick, as well as a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat.
However, there is a growing concern amongst Cleveland fans that the point guard may not be as close as returning as previously thought, as he is still dealing with a hip injury he made worse in the Eastern Conference Finals last season for the Celtics against the Cavaliers after initially picking it up in March.
Recently, reports have stated the All-Star may not available for some time, and he could, in fact, miss most of the NBA season, with one report citing an unnamed source that has dealt with similar hip problems as the new Cavs star, saying he could be out until around the All-Star game in February.
Thomas was 'emotionally wounded' according to reports when he first found he had been traded by Boston, but Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon has said now a few weeks have passed, he is 'entirely bought in' to playing for the Cavaliers next season, which will be a good sign for fans of the franchise.
When he will be able to play for them for the first time remains a mystery. For the time being, Derrick Rose is expected to fill in for him at point guard for the majority of the season if he fails to return before the All-Star break.
Thomas played two-and-a-half seasons the Celtics, averaging a career-high 28.9 points (third in NBA) on 46.3 percent shooting, 5.9 assists, and 2.7 rebounds during the 2016-17 season.