Isaiah Thomas signed a one-year, $2 million deal to be with the Nuggets this off-season after struggling through a rough season that saw him miss a good chunk of games, struggle to get his feel and quickness back while recovering from a hip injury and ultimately being traded.
Thomas has not shown the ability to be the scoring force that he was a few years back for the Celtics during his All-NBA performance.
He is expected to fill a big role for a Nuggets team trying to get back to the postseason, sharing point guard duties with Jamal Murray.
IT apparently is still not fully recovered from his hip surgery in March and may miss the start of training camp.
My understanding is that Isaiah will not be ready for camp, and his timeline from there is unclear. The Nuggets will take their time bringing him back. It might be a while. https://t.co/ffMq36Hlfx
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) September 19, 2018
I think any basketball fan would agree that Thomas won’t ever be the caliber of player he was for a short time as the centerpiece of a Brad Stevens led offense and surrounded by a team catered perfectly to his strengths in Boston, but it is sad that a hip injury that apparently occurred late in that season at the height of his career success may be the thing that derails the remainder of his career.
I hope we see some semblance of the Thomas that existed in Boston this season, Denver will be better off for it.