The Cleveland Cavaliers are having a great season, but it wasn't all good at the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign. They started off slow, winning just five of their first 12 games. They were also dealing with a lot of injuries early in the season, especially to some of their key players. There are still some injured players on their roster (Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert) but the situation is slowly getting better for them. Despite all of that, one Cavs player has yet to make his season debut.

As it is already well known, the Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving this past summer to the Boston Celtics and received Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Ante Zizic in return, along with draft picks.

Since being traded to Cleveland, Thomas hasn't played a single game in a Cavaliers uniform due to his hip injury. That is about to change soon.

Will Isaiah play on Christmas Day against the Warriors?

Thomas had a breakout season last year with the Celtics, averaging a career-high 28.9 points per game in 76 games played for the Celtics. But along the way, Thomas suffered a tough hip injury which caused him to miss all of the 31 games the Cavaliers played this season. It has been reported that Isaiah has made significant progress in getting back to the court and playing, but it seems the Cavs don't want to rush things. The Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day, the 25th of December, and they were hoping to have Thomas back in the lineup for that game.

According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Isaiah Thomas will not be in the lineup for that big game on Christmas Day against the Warriors. Joe Vardon of also reported that it is unlikely that the Cavs will have Thomas back on Christmas. "A source close to him (Thomas) added that, in order to play against the Warriors, Thomas would need to appear in games before that, and he's not ready to do so." wrote Vardon in his latest report on

Thomas getting closer to make his season debut

Even though it is unlikely that he will play in December, there is a strong possibility that we will see Isaiah Thomas on the court in a couple of weeks. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the 28-year-old point guard is targeting the first week of January to make his Cavaliers debut.

Considering the fact that the Cavaliers will face the Boston Celtics in January, there is a big chance that Isaiah will make his season debut against his former team. It could be a very emotional game for both sides, but the Cavs are hoping to have him back on the court as soon as possible. It will be interesting to see how the 5-foot-9 Isaiah will fit in with the rest of the team, as the Cavs have won 18 of their last 19 games. Nevertheless, it is an exciting time to be a Cavaliers fan this season.