Isaiah Thomas is headed to his 6th team in 7 years.
Isaiah Thomas is staying in the West and joining the Nuggets on a one-year, $2 million deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports. According to ESPN, Thomas accepted the deal - apparently in lieu of other significant offers - where he will play for Michael Malone, who coached him with the Sacramento Kings from 2013 to 2014.
Thomas has been working his way back from a procedure on his hip and if he rebounds on the court this season, he could provide a strong option for the Nuggets while reestablishing his value before becoming a free agent again. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a swap of star guards in August.
Now Thomas joins a Nuggets roster that had three guards average at least 15 points last season. However, just months later he was traded to the Cavaliers in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston.
As recently as a year ago, Thomas appeared ticketed for a huge payday this summer after starring for the Boston Celtics in the 2016-2017 season and subsequent Eastern Conference playoffs, leading them to the East finals despite dealing with the death of his sister and a hip injury.
No player tanked their value as a free agent more over the previous year than Isaiah Thomas.
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.
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