Isaiah Thomas, Nuggets Agree On One-Year Deal For Minimum

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Isaiah Thomas thought the Brink's truck would be backing up for him this offseason.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Thomas is heading to Denver after signing a one-year deal with the Nuggets.

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 has been working his way back from a procedure on his hip and if he rebounds on the court this season, he could provide a strong option for the Nuggets while reestablishing his value before becoming a free agent again.

Thomas played just 32 games last season, 17 for L.A. and 15 for Cleveland, as he was slowed by a hip injury.

As we know, Boston then traded Thomas to the Cavs that Summer as part of the Irving deal. Thomas gives the team another fun weapon to work with, and the Nuggets could be a good situation with which he can prove his abilities, a year removed from a season when he was getting light MVP buzz. He averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 assists, a far cry from his All-Star seasons with the Celtics.

No player tanked their value as a free agent more over the previous year than Isaiah Thomas. 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. Thomas nearly exclusively came off the bench, scoring 15.6 points per game in 17 games with the Lakers.