Isaiah Thomas Agrees To One-Year Minimum Deal With Nuggets

Nets can add two first-round picks and two max free agents in 2019

In 15 games with the Cavs last season, Thomas averaged 14.7 points and 4.5 assists per game, before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers at the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

If that's going to happen, it will occur in Denver, as the Nuggets signed Thomas as an unrestricted free agent, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Prior to the unusual campaign Thomas put together past 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 impressing with the Boston Celtics during the 2016-17 campaign, which saw Thomas put up a career-best 28.9 points per game, his numbers decreased significantly this past season following an extensive recovery from a hip injury.

But then Thomas was dealt to Cleveland as part of the Kyrie Irving trade. 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.


The Kings selected Thomas in the second round (60th overall) in the 2011 draft out of the University of Washington.

Thomas likely sees this as a potential bridge season for him to prove that he's healthy and still capable of being the player he was for the Boston Celtics two seasons ago.

In 17 games, including just one start, for Los Angeles, Thomas averaged 15.6 points and five assists.

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