The Cleveland Cavaliers executed a roster overhaul before the trade deadline last Thursday, attempting to salvage the season and make a push towards another appearance in the NBA Finals.
Among the deals, Isaiah Thomas, who was acquired this offseason in a trade from Boston, found himself shipped to the Los Angeles Lakers with Channing Frye for Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr.
The brief tenure for Thomas in Cleveland was stained by issues surrounding his hip injury and his overall fit with the team.
In January, Thomas reportedly spearheaded the meeting questioning the toughness of Kevin Love following an illness. Last week, following a loss to the Orlando Magic, Thomas called out his then team for not being able to answer challenges on the court. “When adversity hits, we go our separate ways," said Thomas.
However, Thomas hasn’t let something like being on different team stop him from taking digs at his former squad.
On Monday, while giving an update on the status of his hip, Thomas said, "I'm not 100 percent, but I'm getting there each and every day is a positive day for me." When asked about his practice regime with the Lakers, Thomas answered, “I mean, this is the first real practice I had all year,"