Isaiah Thomas has finally signed with a team.
Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year contract worth the veteran's minimum with the Denver Nuggets, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. As Nuggets coach Michael Malone prepared to address the media following a pre-game shootaround, Thomas strolled by and the two exchanged a knowing smile. Thomas regained some of his offensive pop during his brief run with the Lakers, averaging 15.6 points per contest and shooting nearly 40 percent, but was shut down when his ailing hip flared up late in the year. A problem with the same joint also knocked him out of the end of the 2017 playoffs. Thomas was in MVP contention in his final campaign with Boston, but things went downhill when he injured his hip.
He guided the Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was sidelined due to the hip ailment.
But then Thomas was dealt to Cleveland as part of the Kyrie Irving trade. He was an All-Star in both 2015-16 and 2016-17, averaging 25.5 points and 6.1 points in those seasons combined. Appearing in just 17 games for the Lakers as Lonzo Ball's backup, he averaged 15.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 26.8 minutes. The last man picked in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft played for Malone in Sacramento during the 2013-14 season and averaged 20.3 points and 6.3 assists as the Kings went 28-54.
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