Denver Inks Former All-Star Isaiah Thomas


Late Thursday night, the story broke that the Denver Nuggets, in pursuit of the playoffs after losing a win-and-in game against the T-Wolves, have signed PG Isaiah Thomas to a one-year, veterans minimum contract.

Last season, Thomas was sent to the Lakers after things didn’t work out in Cleveland. He averaged 15.6 points (38% FG, 33% 3Pt), 5.0 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game after being dealt to LA. Though he maybe didn’t have the best season last year, we all saw what he can produce when he is on his game in a comfortable situation. There was some unease last season after being traded twice.

Thomas can be a very solid backup point guard to Jamal Murray. If he can return to his Boston form from the three point line, he will add to an already stacked shooting lineup. Murray, Gary Harris, Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, and even Trey Lyles showed some life from beyond the arc. They are all good defenders so you can sort of hide him on defense if you need to.

IT and Nikola Jokic would be a perfect fit because of Jokic’s passing and shooting abilities. You can run pick and roll, pick and pop, give and go’s. Then you have shooters lined up outside, and it’s instant offense. They could be a really fun seven seconds or less team, even with their bench lineup but they won’t. A man can dream, okay?

Overall, it was a good signing for a playoff worthy team looking for depth and veteran leadership.




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