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Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Agrees to One-Year Contract with Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Agrees to One-Year Contract with Nuggets

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At the 2017-18 National Basketball Association trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers traded Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a 2018 first round draft pick.

Thomas was rumored to be looking at a few teams. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a swap of star guards in August.




The All-Star point guard agreed to a one-year deal with the Nuggets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Friday morning. According to ESPN, Thomas accepted the deal - apparently in lieu of other significant offers - where he will play for Michael Malone, who coached him with the Sacramento Kings from 2013 to 2014. He gives the Nuggets an older backcourt presence, to go with a pretty fun young roster that should contend for the playoffs next spring. The deal, sources told Wojnarowski, is for the veteran minimum. He averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 32 total games in 2017-18. Thomas regained some of his offensive pop during his brief run with the Lakers, averaging 15.6 points per contest and shooting nearly 40 percent, but was shut down when his ailing hip flared up late in the year.

The biggest concern of the season was probably his three-point shooting.

Denver also re-signed Will Barton this offseason, and posses two stars in Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic.