Isaiah Thomas will make his season debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers but he won't be suiting up for Wednesday's showdown between the Celtics and Cavs at TD Garden.
After missing the first 36 games of the Cavs' season with a hip injury, team doctors have cleared Thomas to play on Tuesday following a number of full-contact practices over the past week. Head coach Ty Luetold reporters in Cleveland after today's practice that Thomas was given go-ahead. Despite his recovery, the team is still being cautious with him out of the gate since he's not yet been cleared to play in back-to-back games. Due to that, he'll be sitting out in Boston on Wednesday as the Cavs begin a five-game road trip in Boston.
BSJ Analysis: Once Thomas failed to make his season debut last week on the Cavs' west coast trip, it was easy to see this coming.