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Isaiah Thomas wishes he sat out in the playoffs last year with the Celtics

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Isaiah Thomas has not taken to the court since May after suffering a hip injury while he was with the Boston Celtics last season.

The point guard has since been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and has had a lot to say about his former team.

Thomas has publicly spoken of his disappointment at the move the Celtics decided to make and has aimed most of this at general manager Danny Ainge.

IT became a two-time All-Star in Boston and helped the franchise get back to competing for a championship with two terrific years.

Even though he sustained his hip injury before the playoffs, the 28-year-old decided to play in the postseason and eventually aggravated it in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavs and was shut down.

Looking back on it now, Thomas wishes he would've sat out and protected himself.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game Two

In an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, he opened up about his injured hip and explained how he would've done things differently if he was made aware of the potential damage he could cause himself.

“I’ve always, no matter what, I’ve always played through injuries,” Thomas said. “If I went back and could do it again I would have sat out the playoffs because I would be playing right now. I would be 100 percent.

“I do wish I had more information and knew that this was something that could shut you down for a while. If that was the case I definitely wouldn’t have played.”

Despite leading the C's to a deep playoff run, the franchise opted to trade him to Ohio in return for Kyrie Irving in the offseason.

The All-NBA guard has spent the last seven months rehabbing and is yet to make his debut for the Cavaliers this campaign.

Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

That moment appears to be edging closer, however, as reports have indicated Isaiah may make his bow in the first week of January.

He has significantly stepped up his rehab in recent weeks and participated in his first full practice session with his teammates over the weekend.

A video even surfaced on social media of him dunking impressively in the gym as he showed no effects of his hip problem.

Head coach Tyronn Lue was asked about the possibility of Thomas making a comeback in the next week but he remained coy on the matter saying he doesn't know if he'll be ready.

If IT does make a return in early January, he could possibly feature in Cleveland's upcoming encounter against the Celtics which would add an extra level of intrigue to the occasion.

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Central Division
Eastern Conference
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