Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Agrees to One-Year Contract with Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Agrees to One-Year Contract with Nuggets

After Thomas agreed to a one-year, veteran's minimum deal worth $2 million with the Denver Nuggets, Wade took to Twitter with some uplifting words for his former teammate.

In Denver, Thomas reunites with Mike Malone, his first coach with the Kings.

Thomas, the 60th and last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, made a name for himself as a clutch scorer with the Celtics after his previous two teams (Sacramento and Phoenix) parted ways with him.

He guided the Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was sidelined due to the hip ailment. The Dallas, Texas, native has posted career averages of 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game in 503 career games over nine National Basketball Association seasons with Denver (2013-18) and Memphis (2008-13). After missing most of the first half of the 2017-18 season, he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers at the NBA's trading deadline in February.

In 2016-17 with Boston, his 28.9 points-per-game average trailed just Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (31.6) and Houston's James Harden (29.1). With the Cavaliers struggling, however, they dealt Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers on February 8 for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. His number in Cleveland (14.7 points a night on 36.1/25.3/89.3 shooting splits) were slightly worse than his numbers in Los Angeles (15.6 points on 38.3/32.7/92.1 shooting splits), but neither held a candle to what Thomas did in Boston.

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