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Former Celtic Isaiah Thomas signs in Denver

Former Celtic Isaiah Thomas signs in Denver

Isaiah Thomas is headed to his 6th team in 7 years. Thomas has been dealing with the lingering effects from right hip surgery he underwent in 2017, as well as a torn labrum.

Free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday.

According to Wojnarowski, Thomas recently got together with Nuggets coach Michael Malone and president of basketball operations Tim Connelly in Las Vegas to discuss his potential place in the club's plans.

Thomas was initially resistant to the idea during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers last season, but a cruel market has forced him to think things over and re-assess what is best for his career.




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.

He enjoyed a massive breakout the previous season with the Celtics, scoring 28.9 points per game and finishing fifth in MVP voting, helping Boston reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

As we know, Boston then traded Thomas to the Cavs that Summer as part of the Irving deal.

After missing those the first 36 games of last season, Thomas returned to average 14.7 points and 4.5 assists in 15 games (14 starts).