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

What the Nets Nuggets and Hawks got out of Thursday night’s salary swaps

What the Nets Nuggets and Hawks got out of Thursday night’s salary swaps

The All-Star point guard agreed to a one-year deal with the Nuggets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Friday morning.

The Nuggets are a good team in a very tough Western Conference, but they could be even better if they get Thomas anywhere near what he was in his final season in Boston when he averaged 28.9 points per game. Denver's head coach, Mike Malone, envisions using Thomas to build on leads established by the team's young core, headlined by Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic.

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

He guided the Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was sidelined due to the hip ailment. He's coming off a season in which he played in 15 games for the Cavaliers and in 17 games with the Lakers. He was traded to Cleveland last summer along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a pair of picks for Kyrie Irving.

Almost halfway into July, no deal was imminent for a point guard that was only one year removed from being the third-best scorer in the league, putting up 28.9 points per game. He averaged 15.6 points per game on 38.3 percent shooting from the field and 32.7 percent shooting from 3-point range. 14th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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