Isaiah Thomas's return to the court is fast approaching, and will likely be preceeded by practice with the Cavaliers' G League team, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

The two-time All-Star, acquired as part of an offseason trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, has yet to play this season due to a hip injury. Cleveland has managed to keep pace out East with a 23-9 record, but is eager for Thomas' return to ease the load carried by superstar forward LeBron James.

According to McMenamin, that day is coming sooner than later. Before his return in a Cavalier uniform, however, it appears Thomas will log 5-on-5 practice time with the Canton Charge, Cleveland's G League affiliate team.