Nuggets agree to one-year deal with Isaiah Thomas

Annette Crawford
July 13, 2018

In 2016-17, Thomas was the driving force behind the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference Finals while earning All-NBA Second Team honors along the way.

Hip injuries are tricky, so it's going to be fascinating to see if the surgery Thomas received will completely fix the issues that have hobbled him for the past year.

Free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday. The move reunites him with head coach Mike Malone, Thomas' former coach with the Sacramento Kings. A problem with the same joint also knocked him out of the end of the 2017 playoffs.

Isaiah Thomas is headed to his 6th team in 7 years.


Thomas used to expect that he'll be inking a mega-sized contract in this summer, but a problematic hip, rocky stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers, and the tight budgets of National Basketball Association teams have all played a part in the point guard signing a cheap contract.

After missing those the first 36 games of last season, Thomas returned to average 14.7 points and 4.5 assists in 15 games (14 starts). He averaged 15 points per game in his 32 contests, far from the 29 points per game he averaged in the 2016-17 season as a member of the Celtics.

Thomas was taken by the Kings with the last pick in the 2011 draft.

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