The Cleveland Cavaliers are hopeful that All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas will be able to make his Cavs debut by mid-December, but LeBron James is already preparing for IT's return via NBA 2K18.

Speaking with reporters today, LeBron praised how realistic 2K is, and says he has experimented with lineups to see how good the team can really be with Isaiah.

When asked about how he uses NBA 2K18 to prepare for Isaiah's return, 'Bron told reporters, "It’s the most realistic basketball game you could ever play. I mix and match a lot of lineup changes to see how we can be really good. I’ve done that."

While the Cavs struggled out of the gates this season they really hit their stride after LeBron posted the infamous Arthur meme, and are currently riding a 12-game winning streak which puts them at 17-7 for the year.

Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points last season and led the Celtics to the #1 seed in the East before the hip injury forced him to miss the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland.