Isaiah Thomas injury update: Cavs guard takes encouraging step in rehab

Isaiah Thomas has taken another positive step toward his return.

The Cavs point guard was able to participate in half-court 4-on-4 live play for consecutive days this week, coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday (via ESPN.com).

Lue was encouraged by the two-time All-Star’s performance, saying, “there was contact” during the workout and Thomas “looked good.”

Acquired by the Cavs this summer, Thomas hasn’t played in a game since suffering a torn labrum in his right hip while playing for the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals last season, though he started 3-on-3 work at practice late last month. The Cavs are hoping to get him back on the court for his Cleveland debut by mid-December, though a definitive date has yet to be decided.

Thomas, 28, averaged a career-high 28.9 points last season before the hip injury forced him to miss the Celtics’ final three games of the playoffs.

The Cavs (18-7) will look to break their franchise record and extend their winning streak to 14 games when they visit the Pacers (14-11) at 7 p.m. ET Friday.

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