Veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to sign a one-year, veteran’s-minimum contract with the Denver Nuggets, a league source confirmed to The Denver Post Thursday night.
The move fills the spot of need at a reasonable price. But it also means Denver must clear a roster spot sometime before the start of the 2018-19 season. In an effort to move closer to the $123 million luxury tax, Denver could explore making a salary-dump trade, likely involving the expiring contracts of Kenneth Faried ($13.8 million) or Darrell Arthur ($7.5 million).
Thomas’ career has experienced extreme highs and lows over the past two seasons. He was an MVP contender and fan favorite two years ago for Boston, including an emotional playoff return to the court just after his sister died.
But Thomas was part of the trade that sent Kyrie Irving from Cleveland to Boston, and he was hampered by a right hip injury for much of last season. He played just 15 games with the Cavaliers before being dealt again to the Los Angeles Lakers at last season’s trade deadline.
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports