INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Metaphorically speaking, newly acquired guard, Isaiah Thomas, was hurt when the Boston Celtics traded him to the Cavaliers
"It was surprising. It definitely caught me off guard. But it also woke me up. It made me realize this is a business," Thomas said Monday in the introductory press conference.
He was, and is, literally hurt as well.
"To be fair to Isaiah we are not going to address any specifics of the hip injury," Cavs GM Koby Altman said. "We are also not going to put a timetable on his return."
While Altman did say that the initial play for Thomas' injury does not include surgery, he didn't say much else on the matter. As the team introduced Thomas, Ante Zizic and Jae Crowder they focused on the positives ahead.
"We're just going to fight each and every night," Thomas said. "No matter what we are going to give it our all."
And while Thomas' dream to be a great athlete in Boston has been put to rest, his goal to succeed is as alive as its ever been.
"Man, I want to be the greatest player to ever play and that is just who I am. It was about that in Boston. Now it is about that in Cleveland."