During the NBA Offseason, we have seen LeBron James pick a new home, Paul George stays in Oklahoma City, DeMarcus Cousins shake New Orleans for the Golden StateWarriors and host of other deals but didn’t hear anything for Isaiah Thomas, until now. According to ESPN, the free agent guard has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.
The scoring guard has been in Las Vegas the past few days where he met with Tim Connelly, the president of basketball operations for the Nuggets, and head coach Michael Malone, where the collective talked about what joining the Nuggets would mean for Thomas. Coach Malone and Thomas have a relationship from their time as a coach-player duo with the Sacramento Kings.
Isaiah Thomas’ deal is far less lucrative than would have been imagined for the guard coming after his league dazzling stint with the Boston Celtics. Since IT4’s departure from the C’s he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers before being shipped to the Los Angeles Lakers midseason. The move is believed to be the chance for Isaiah Thomas to show his worth and re-enter free agency next year hopefully showing the greatness that he had in his last season in Boston.
Isaiah Thomas joins a core of young talent including Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and the newly resigned Nikola Jokic. The adjusted look Nuggets are aiming to make the playoffs after missing it last year in the final game of the season.