Isaiah Thomas expected to play by January


Isaiah Thomas could be running the point for the Cleveland Cavaliers by the end of the year.

The all-star point guard, acquired from Boston this summer in a blockbuster trade, has made progress with his hip injury, and the Cavs expect him to be playing games by January.

Thomas has begun running and doing on-court activities as he rehabilitates the injury, which prematurely ended his postseason with the Celtics.