isaiah thomas is back in the game and will debut for the Cavaliers against the Trailblazers Tuesday, January 2. But he will not play the game against his old team, Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 3.

Fans were thrilled but many of them are asking why he won't play the Wednesday game against Celtics.

There were a lot of happy teammates, including LeBron James, when the news that Isaiah Thomas would play this week came out, and LeBron James posted up on his Instagram about it.

Isaiah Thomas welcomed back by LeBron James

"IT" is go ⌚️!! Happy as hell for you @isaiahthomas!!!

Been one tough journey to get back to this point but you've put in the work! Patience, passion and perseverance will always prevail. Mighty IT will shine once again! #thelittleguy#thesmallgiant #killer," Kingjames posted.

Thomas won't play back to back games for a while

Fans were so holding out for Isaiah to play the Celtics Wednesday and started asking why he would play Trailblazers Tuesday and not Celtics on Wednesday? When Mark Fraser explained, "Was cleared to play today, will@be on minutes restriction and most players coming off of injury don’t participate in back to back games," there was a sense of disappointment.

The fans felt that he could have rather played Wednesday and sit out the Tuesday.

One of them posted, "Yeah I know all that just a little weird. Why not just let him play Wednesday and not Tuesday lol."

Isaiah, Cavaliers, and Celtics payback time

It is only natural for fans and supporters of Cavs to want to see Isaiah Thomas in action against the Boston Celtics. When the August trade happened, the Boston fans were saddened.

The fanbase felt that Isaiah had been wronged by Celtics, and even though they may support the Celtics, there's something about the story of Thomas that touched a chord.

Isaiah led his team to glory, hurt his hip and was tossed out the window, some felt.

Now it's human nature to want to see him up, on the court and running rings around his old team. From the Cavaliers' point of view, it's time to bring him to the game if Cavs are to win out.

Road to recovery a steep climb

The Celtics Blog pointed out that Thomas has been playing some 5 on 5, but Thomas, "is still recovering from a hip injury." Not playing back to back games is part of his recovery process.

It has been a hard and a long road to recovery for Isaiah and human nature says he would obviously find it hard to measure his own pace in a game where he really has to / wants to prove something.

But as UPPROX report, "his teammates can’t wait to see what he can do on Tuesday." Meanwhile, Celtics Blog points out that "the next chance fans will have to see the former Celtics guard in Boston will be Sunday, February 11th in a game broadcast on ABC."