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Isaiah Thomas Inks Deal With Denver Nuggets

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Kristopher Love | 13 July, 2018, 19:27

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 taken by the Kings with the last pick in the 2011 draft.

Isaiah Thomas has finally signed with a team. Instead, he'll be playing for the veteran's minimum.

The All-Star point guard agreed to a one-year deal with the Nuggets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Friday morning. Thomas is a proven scorer who could thrive in Denver's offense. The Celtics reached the Eastern Conference Finals that year but a hip injury kept Thomas sidelined as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavs advanced to the NBA Finals. Thomas nearly exclusively came off the bench, scoring 15.6 points per game in 17 games with the Lakers. The following year he started off in Phoenix before getting traded to Boston. At the very least, the Nuggets - which desperately needed another point guard behind Jamal Murray - hope that will end up being the case. Thomas won't help their defense, which ranked 25th in the league, but no backup point guard was going to help their defense.

There are still injury concerns, but the Nuggets feel comfortable taking this risk.

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. If things go well, maybe the Brink's truck will be around next offseason.