Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Isaiah Thomas agrees to one-year deal with Denver Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas agrees to one-year deal with Denver Nuggets

Thomas, who is a two-time All-Star player, was dealing with a hip injury that eventually required surgery.

Isaiah Thomas has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Nuggets. Denver's head coach, Mike Malone, envisions using Thomas to build on leads established by the team's young core, headlined by Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic. He averaged 20.3 points and a career-high 6.3 assists with the Kings that season.

After opening his National Basketball Association career with the Sacramento Kings in 2011-12 and subsequently playing for the Phoenix Suns, Thomas exploded into stardom with the Boston Celtics.

He guided the Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was sidelined due to the hip ailment.

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Prior to the unusual campaign Thomas put together previous year in which he started in only 15 of the 32 games he played, he appeared set for a big payday in the summer of 2018. After 15 games with Cleveland, he was traded to the Lakers at the deadline and played in 17 games. After all, Denver's guard rotation is not that deep, so expect Thomas to average at least 25 minutes per game with the Nuggets.

The Celtics trade Thomas to the Cavaliers as a part of the Kyrie Irving trade a year ago, setting off a myriad of drama involving the point guard.

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