Isaiah Thomas agrees to one-year deal with Denver Nuggets

Thomas had been lingering on the free agent market with few known suitors since his contract expired with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thomas agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with Denver on Thursday night, ESPN reported.

But this move could be right for Thomas and with the bad luck he's had over the a year ago, he deserves to get his career back on track in Denver and return to a high level.

The point guard led the C's to the Eastern Conference Finals and averaged a career-best 28.9 points per game.

That playoff run ended, however, with a hip injury that lingered well past Boston dealing him to Cleveland in exchange for Kyrie Irving. He averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 32 total games in 2017-18. After an absolutely sensational 2016-17 campaign with the Boston Celtics ended prematurely due to a hip injury, Thomas was traded to Cleveland, struggled after returning from the aforementioned injury, got traded to the Lakers at the deadline, then underwent surgery to fix his injured hip after 17 games. But questions remain regarding his long-term health.

The report states the deal is for the league's veteran minimum. There, he started just one game, coming off the bench in his other 16 appearances. If Thomas can capably fill that role and stay healthy, he shouldn't have a problem commanding another deal next summer.

Just 12 months ago, Isaiah Thomas was on a high after coming off his best season in the National Basketball Association with the Boston Celtics where he was an MVP candidate.

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