isaiah thomas has been preparing for his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers since the huge blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for the All-Pro point guard. The Cavaliers originally said that they expected Thomas to join the team at the start of 2018 but recent news indicated that Thomas could be back this month and some expected Isaiah to be on the court in time for the team's Christmas Day game with the Golden State Warriors. Now, four days before the big Warriors' matchup, the Cavaliers have come to a decision about the status of their superstar point guard.

Will Isaiah Thomas return on Christmas Day?

Isaiah Thomas looked like he was nearing his return to the court from a hip injury he suffered while playing for the Boston Celtics in the playoffs last season.

Thomas has been working out with the team and some expected his return to the court in time for the Christmas Day game with the Boston Celtics.

According to Cleveland.com, Isaiah Thomas won't make back in time for that game. According to head coach Tyronn Lue [VIDEO], Thomas has not been cleared for the Christmas Day game. The site reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers won't bring out Thomas and play him against Golden State in his very first game back from injury. However, Thomas will be back very soon and the site reports that Thomas could play later in the week or possibly by the first week of January.

The Cavaliers plans for Isaiah Thomas

Bleacher Report had some huge news concerning Isaiah Thomas and his eventual debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to the site, Isaiah will start five-on-five practices very soon and he will head to the G League affiliate the Canton Charge to get some in-game action against lesser competition.

This should be huge news for fans of Canton, who will get to see one of the best point guards in the NBA for a short period of time. While Thomas won't play on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors, there is a chance he could be back before the Cavaliers game on Jan. 3 and that could be a huge deal.

Bleacher Report indicates that the Cleveland Cavaliers might consider it a good sell if they have Isaiah Thomas on the court for the Jan. 3 game since that is against his old team, the Boston Celtics. While the Cavaliers might want him back for that game, much like the Warriors game, they wouldn't want that to be his first game back on an NBA court, and will possibly see him return in the next week in preparation for that huge matchup.