After All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas underwent a physical examination in Cleveland on Friday, uncertainty over the fitness of his injured hip has Cavaliers officials evaluating the results and considering possible ramifications to the blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics earlier this week, league sources said.
Thomas took the exam in Cleveland on Friday. One source involved in the process said on Friday night, “It’s a very sensitive situation.”
The Cavaliers still are evaluating the medical information, and no final decision has been made, league sources said.
Irving is scheduled to take his physical with the Celtics on Saturday, league sources said.
Thomas has been rehabilitating a hip injury that ended his season in the Eastern Conference Finals, and sources have said he has yet to begin a regimen of running this offseason.
When asked Tuesday if Thomas’ injury played a part in making the trade for Irving, Boston general manager Danny Ainge told reporters, “Some.”