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Isaiah Thomas will make his long-awaited return to the court Tuesday vs the Trail Blazers.

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Isaiah Thomas will make his Cavaliers debut against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 2. He was traded to Cleveland over the summer in a blockbuster that brought guard Kyrie Irving to Boston. I think we play them in February again. So, it should be something special in 2018."Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue is preaching patience, mentioning that Thomas needs to get back in game shape, get his timing down and adjust to a new system".

Thomas' last game was May 19, Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavs. With the point guard available, Cleveland's team ceiling lifts considerably and, if nothing else, his return is an impressive accomplishment considering the severity of the injury. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Photo.

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And the support since his arrival in Cleveland has not been limited to the fans, as Thomas has felt the love from his teammates, too.

However, the Cavaliers have to be careful now and make sure that he doesn't suffer another injury. The Cavaliers have been winning, and keeping pace at the top of the Eastern Conference, with a hotchpotch of veterans playing the point including Jose Calderon, Derrick Rose and the veteran Dwyane Wade, who is much more of a shooting guard anyway.

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Thomas has building up his strength in recent weeks in scrimmages.

"I know where I am right now, and I wouldn't want to put myself out there to just try to force it", Thomas said.

While Thomas is one of the most exciting young talents this league has to offer, he has made his presence known from the Cleveland bench.

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His status for Wednesday's game remains unclear at this time, but he hasn't been ruled out for the Cavaliers home game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

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