Isaiah Thomas Will Hope To Reignite His Career With The Denver Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas Will Hope To Reignite His Career With The Denver Nuggets

User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Thomas averaged 29 points for the Boston Celtics in the 2016-17 season, a second-team All-NBA season that appeared to be clearing the way for a long-term, $100 million contract.

Thomas was rumored to be looking at a few teams. It is unclear what role he would fill there, but it would've been a great story. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a swap of star guards in August. Instead, he'll be playing for the veteran's minimum.

Isaiah Thomas is staying in the West and joining the Nuggets on a one-year, $2 million deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of reports. However, by reuniting with head coach Mike Malone, the 29-year-old will have an opportunity to prove his hip injury is a thing of the past and can become a free agent once again following the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season.

Veteran's minimum deal for Thomas, sources tell ESPN. After 15 games with Cleveland, he was traded to the Lakers at the deadline and played in 17 games.

The biggest concern of the season was probably his three-point shooting. As a Cavalier, he was barely over 25-percent, and that only got up to 32.7-percent in Los Angeles.

Denver also re-signed Will Barton this offseason, and posses two stars in Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic. Thomas was in MVP contention in his final campaign with Boston, but things went downhill when he injured his hip.

Related Articles