Isaiah Thomas will make his season debut on Tuesday against the Blazers and will miss Wednesday's game at the Celtics. Thomas will play under a minutes restriction.
"It's a blessing," Thomas said. "It's been a long process for me. It's been a frustrating and tough process but at the same time you got to trust it. Each and every day, I just attacked it every day to try to get better and now that day is here. I haven't played in so long so man, it's going to be a weird feeling tomorrow but I'm happy. I'm happy it's here."
Tyronn Lue said Thomas will give the Cavaliers a much-needed lift.
"It's great," Lue said. "(It was) always like, 'Is it going to happen? When is it going to happen?' But now it's finally here and just seeing how he can play with pace and getting into the paint, the speed and quickness and ability to shoot the basketball, it really changes our team. Really excited (in the growth) from Day 1 to now. It's a good moment for us."