Point guard Isaiah Thomas and center Tristan Thompson played a game of 4-on-4 with Cavaliers rookies Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic and staffers after shootaround Wednesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, a possible indicator of the two injured veterans' impending returns.

During the workout, Thompson made a strong move for a dunk and Thomas was cutting on his injured hip.

Thompson hasn’t seen action since Nov. 1 after suffering a left calf strain. All-Star Thomas, the centerpiece of the Kyrie Irving trade with the Celtics, is still rehabbing a torn labrum in his right hip that he aggravated by playing in the 2017 postseason.

A Cavs spokesman said Thompson was out for Wednesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs have given no timetable for Thomas other than the initial announcement that he would be on the court by Jan. 1.

Asked if it whets his appetite when he sees Thompson and Thomas in simulated action, LeBron James said, “At the end of the day it’s all about the next day. When they say they feel good the next day after a workout session, that’s great to know.”

The Cavs carry a 12-game winning streak into Wednesday, which seemingly might slow down Thompson and Thomas joining them.

“There’s never been an urgency for any one of our guys that’s gotten injured or hasn’t been able to play to get back,” James said. “That’s not how we do it around here. When guys are healthy and are ready to get back in the lineup, then they’ll be there.”

James admitted he has visualized what the Cavs look like with Thomas, plugging him into some of his lineups when he plays NBA 2K.

“Yeah, because I play a lot of 2K,” James said. “It’s the most realistic basketball game you could ever play. I mix and match a lot of lineup changes and things of that nature to see how we can be really good. I’ve done that.”

Asked his impression of Thomas in the video game starting lineup, James said, “Looks pretty good, looks pretty good.”