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Isaiah Thomas expects to make a quick adjustment playing with LeBron James

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The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sit in 11th in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 5-7 following their recent loss to the Houston Rockets.

Outside of LeBron James, the Cavs have not had enough production from his supporting cast with the likes of Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and even Jeff Green showing flashes but no consistency.

James is the fourth leading scorer in the league averaging 29.3 points to go along with 8.9 assists and seven rebounds but his impressive numbers have not been enough to lead Cleveland to enough wins to begin the campaign.

For LeBron and the Cavaliers, the good news is they have an All-Star point guard waiting in the wings to give the King the support he needs and provide another spark for the team offensively.

Isaiah Thomas is making good progress from a hip injury that has kept him off the floor since May and could potentially make a return in December.

Having been forced to watch from the sidelines as the franchise has struggled in the opening 12 games, Thomas is eager to get on the court to help his team and expects to hit the ground running when he does so.

Just like with Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving, playing with LBJ will force IT to adjust his game to complement the best player in the world but he doesn't expect it to take long.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game One

"It's definitely going to be an adjustment period but me being older, me knowing the game a little bit more and being a student of the game, I'm going to be able to adjust quicker than somebody else could," Thomas told cleveland.com.

The Wine and Gold initially set a return date of January for the 28-year-old but he appears to be ahead of schedule and has been stepping up his workload.

"I feel good man," Thomas said. "Every week I'm getting better and better, and I'm able to do more and more, and it's getting there."

Following the departure of Kyrie, the Cavs are seriously lacking another scoring option outside of LeBron and a player that spaces the floor, creates his own shot and penetrates opposing defences with drives to the basket.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game One

These are skills that Thomas has in abundance and his introduction into the lineup can't come quick enough for the struggling Cavaliers.

"It's been frustrating because I know where I can help at. I think I could really put pressure on the defence," Thomas said.

"We don't have nobody really who's been able to get in the paint and make a play and keep the defence on their heels and get to the foul line and things like that, so I think there's so many areas that I can help in and, I'm just, I'm impatient but I've got to be patient. I hope I'll be out there real soon."

Topics:
NBA
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat
Southeast Division

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