Cavs GM shuts down hip questions at Isaiah’s press conference

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The Cavaliers introduced their new trio today, but GM Koby Altman was not in the mood to expound on Isaiah Thomas’ hip:

The Cavaliers’ plan to nurse Isaiah Thomas’ injured right hip back to help is “non surgical,” general manager Koby Altman said Thursday.

“Y’all hear that?” Thomas chimed in, following Altman’s statement. “Everybody wants to be doctors now.”

Altman, who was flanked by Thomas and coach Tyronn Lue, made clear that he did not want either Thomas or anyone else to discuss the hip injury that cost Thomas the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals last season and will apparently cause him to miss at least a portion of the 2017-18 season.

Lue mentioned that Thomas would not start the season, declaring Derrick Rose the team’s primary point guard with Jose Calderon backing him up in Thomas’ absence.

A few other observations:

I give Isaiah a lot of credit for the Celtics resurgence last season, but the “we built that” is a bit of a stretch. This rebuild belongs to Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens.

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