New Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas has never been patient — there has never been a room for patience in his mansion of ambition. But now “for the first time in my career I really have to be patient and do what’s best for not just myself but for my career and for this team,” Thomas told Fox Sports Ohio’s Fred McLeod in an interview. “I’ve just gotta learn patience somehow,” he said, adding he’s confident he can do it.
Thomas is rehabbing after a hip injury and he’s happy to be in Cleveland where the medical staff is first rate. Thomas, who says he’s used to having two or three guys on him (not here by the way), is excited to consider the floor spacing the Cavaliers, with their multiple offensive threats, will provide. It won’t be just injury rehab that will require Thomas’s patience, but learning how to work on the floor with LeBron James and company. Thomas says he’s a scorer, but he looks forward to distributing the ball. Will the adjustment be difficult? “It’s gonna be easy,” Thomas said. Same thing he said about making the NBA, when everybody doubted he could.