When looking at the schedule, with a home game against Portland followed by a road game in Boston, where he was traded away from, many circled that date in the TD Garden as a seemingly ideal chance for his return.
Thomas has been rehabilitating a nagging hip injury suffered in last year's Eastern Conference Finals and has been anxious to make his return.
Coach Tyronn Lue is relishing having his new star available, and believes it will significantly strengthen the Cavs.
"I'm just excited to get out there and compete", Thomas said.
"Just seeing how he can play with pace, his speed and quickness and ability to shoot the basketball, it really changes our team".
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Thomas has missed the Cavs' first 36 games of the season due to a hip injury. "I'm a scoring guard who knows how to put the ball in the hoop".
When the Cavaliers initially agreed to the deal with Boston for Irving, concerns with Thomas' physical led to the trade being held up for a few days until the Celtics added a second-round draft pick to the package.
It remains to be seen as to how Thomas will look but, just one season ago, he averaged 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game as the leader for the Celtics.