INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Isaiah Thomas is progressing in rehabilitating his injured right hip, and is more visible at Cavaliers practice at the end of the team’s workouts.

The team hasn’t given any update to Thomas’ timetable for his return – it’s still by or around Jan. 1 – and will only say he’s doing well with his recovery.

But Thomas, acquired by Cleveland in the Kyrie Irving trade and a two-time All-Star, was jacking 3-pointers and shooting off the dribble in a post-practice workout Thursday with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

The three will probably start together when Thomas returns.

“(The relationship is) growing every day. It’s growing every day,” James said. “Obviously seeing the ‘slow grind’ that he’s going through right now, which he calls it, it’s good to get out there and get some work with him as well.

“So I can’t wait to get him out there.”

Thomas was third in the NBA in scoring last season at 28.9 points per game.

NETS: Brooklyn guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee.

Lin was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 140-131 loss at Indiana on Wednesday in their opener. He landed hard behind the baseline after a drive to the basket and was in tears as he clutched at his knee.

The former Harvard guard was hoping for a stronger second season with the Nets. He was limited to just 36 games in 2016-17, mostly because of a left hamstring injury, while Brooklyn finished with the NBA’s worst record.

Lin was hurt in the fifth game last season and missed more than a month. He aggravated the injury about two weeks after returning and didn’t play again until after the All-Star break.

WARRIORS: Draymond Green has no structural damage in his injured left knee but is still doubtful to play in Golden State’s next game Friday night.

Green got hurt in the closing seconds of the third quarter of Tuesday’s season-opening 122-121 home loss to Houston when he drove left to the basket, took an off-balance shot and landed awkwardly. He came up hobbling and grabbing at his knee.

Mavericks: The brother of Dallas guard Devin Harris was fatally injured in a crash on a Dallas expressway.

A Dallas police statement said 38-year-old Bruce Harris died Thursday afternoon of injuries from the 1:40 a.m. Thursday crash on U.S. 75 just north of Loop 12 in North Dallas. Officer Tamika Dameron, a police spokeswoman, said Harris and another man were in a disabled vehicle when it was slammed from behind and set on fire by a car with two 23-year-old men.


RAPTORS 117, BULLS 101: Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and C.J. Miles scored 22 points as Toronto won at home.

Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg said forward Nikola Mirotic is doing OK but is still sore two days after suffering facial fractures and a concussion in a practice fight with teammate Bobby Portis, who was suspended for eight games following the altercation.

THUNDER 105, KNICKS 84: Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and Oklahoma City beat visiting New York in its first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

Westbrook, the NBA MVP last season when he averaged a triple-double, had with 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds.

George, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Indiana Pacers, led the Thunder with 28 points. Anthony, who was traded from the Knicks to the Thunder right before training camp began, had 22 points against his former team.

Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks.