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Isaiah Thomas | Guard | #0

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Washington
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (30) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) will not suit up for Wednesday's season opener against the Clippers.
Thomas was given a rough four-month timetable after undergoing hip surgery back in March, so the fact that he's still not close despite being a full six months removed from the procedure is certainly concerning. He's someone to consider stashing away in an IR-spot, but he's a less enticing stash in leagues with a shallow bench sans an IR-spot. Oct 16 - 2:52 PM

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) will not play in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Lakers.

The Nuggets haven't offered up many details regarding when we can expect to see IT2 back in action, but according to Nuggets beat reporter, T.J. McBride, he's still "not close" and remains without an official timetable. The NBA season kicks off in just a few weeks, so it sounds like there's a good chance Thomas will begin the 2018-19 season on the sidelines, and the Nuggets will be extremely cautious bringing him back.
Oct 2 - 5:28 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's preseason matchup with the Lakers.

Thomas remains without an official timetable, and there's a chance he'll miss most (if not all), of the preseason. It is somewhat concerning that he was given a rough, four-month timetable after undergoing hip surgery in March, and he's still not ready to give it a go a full six months removed from the arthroscopic hip procedure. He will be playing for a big payday in a contract year, but the 29-year-old is too risky to look to prior to the later rounds.
Sep 30 - 12:40 PM

President Tim Connelly said Isaiah Thomas (hip) doesn't have a "firm time frame" to return.

"When he's right he's going to have a huge impact," Connelly said. This fits in with the report from last week saying IT's availability is in question. For now, we'd consider him closer to doubtful to be 100 percent for the season opener, which bodes well for the fantasy value for Jamal Murray, Trey Lyles and Will Barton. Thomas makes sense as a high-upside target around pick 120.
Sep 24 - 3:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas' (right hip) availability for training camp remains in question according to Nuggets President Tim Connelly.

"We want to be especially sensitive to Isaiah," Connelly said. "I think he probably has rushed back (in the past). We want Isaiah to be right, so he's working his butt off a couple times a day with our guys." Thomas said back in July that he would "for sure" be ready for camp after undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery in March, but there's no word of a setback and it sounds like the Nuggets will bring him along very slowly by design.
Sep 18 - 8:08 PM

Isaiah Thomas (right hip) said he'll "for sure" be ready to go for training camp in September.

Thomas is reportedly one month away from being fully cleared to play following his March hip surgery, giving him ample time to get himself ready for the 2018-19 season. If Thomas can manage to stay healthy, he could potentially churn out mid-round value operating in a sixth man role with the Nuggets, and he will be motivated to produce in another contract season. That said, he'll be a risky draft day target following his disastrous 2017-18 campaign.
Jul 30 - 6:58 PM

Isaiah Thomas reached out to Danny Ainge before signing with the Nuggets.

They talked for 15 to 20 minutes and Thomas said, "If the opportunity is there, I would just like to let you know that I'd love to come back." He mentioned he doesn't hold grudges, which is assumed if he would be willing to return to a team who did him somewhat dirty after he played through injury days after the passing of his sister. Obviously, it didn't work out as he'll be suiting up for Denver this season.
Jul 23 - 1:05 PM

Isaiah Thomas said if he hadn't played in the 2017 playoffs he'd "be OK" and he would be "getting paid."

"I played until I literally couldn't play anymore," Thomas said. "And that was not a good business decision if I was looking in the long term, but I was looking in the 'right now.' That's just what it was." He also mentioned that he shouldn't have returned until after the All-Star break this past season with the Cavaliers. Thomas doesn't hold a what if mentality though, saying, "I've got to show people that I can play -- and play at a high level again. And I will."
Jul 23 - 10:32 AM

Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets at the veteran minimum, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

The one they called the Pizza Guy is back with his old Sacramento coach, Mike Malone. The Brinks truck certainly did not back up for Thomas, which made sense after a tight free agent market and Thomas coming off a brutal 2017-18 season. The Nuggets love Jamal Murray as their point guard of the future and he's established a great rapport with Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris, so it makes sense for Thomas to come off the bench. Thomas doesn't need much time, so he could have value with 22-24 minutes. Murray loses some fantasy value with this deal.
Jul 12 - 11:46 PM

The Magic and Isaiah Thomas never were negotiating a possible contract, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Robbins has covered the Magic for years, so this report carries a lot of weight. "Is it correct to say the Magic explored the possibility of signing Thomas? Yes," Robbins said on Twitter. "But there were no negotiations. The addition of Jerian Grant indicates Orlando had decided not to ultimately pursue IT." The Magic are in dire straits for a point guard, but it sounds like they will just roll with D.J. Augustin, Isaiah Briscoe and Jerian Grant.
Jul 8 - 1:20 PM

Isaiah Thomas and the Orlando Magic are negotiating a possible deal, according to league sources.

Nothing has been signed yet, but both sides apparently want to make this deal happen. Thomas departing from LA isn't going to shock many people after all the signings in recent days, including Rajon Rondo and resigning KCP. If he's truly healthy like he says, joining the Magic would allow him to be able to run the offense and be a leader for a team again.
Jul 3 - 9:29 PM

Isaiah Thomas tweeted on Wednesday that he's "finally pain-free."

Thomas elected to undergo surgery to repair his hip back in March, a decision that he probably should have made during last year's playoffs, but he should be 100% healthy by the time training camp comes around. It's unclear exactly where Thomas will play next year, but there's no way anyone will be giving him the max after a disastrous 2017-18 season.
May 16 - 12:45 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) had successful surgery and is expected to have a recovery time of four months.

It was arthroscopic surgery this time around, which is not as severe as the surgery he had last season. Thomas wanted the Brinks truck to be backed up, but he may have to get a make-good deal with 1-3 years. As for the rest of the season, Josh Hart looks like a nice pickup in standard leagues.
Mar 29 - 7:19 PM

Isaiah Thomas is set to undergo arthroscopic hip surgery on Thursday.

Thomas recently met with a specialist in New York, and they ultimately determined that surgical intervention would present the best path to recovery, which is probably what he should have just done initially. It's a tough blow for Thomas, who will be fetching offers on the open market as a free agent this summer, and he's assuredly done for the season. Cut him. Lonzo Ball will be logging heavy minutes moving forward with Tyler Ennis serving as his primary backup.
Mar 28 - 1:34 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He recently flew to New York to meet with a specialist about his hip, but we haven't heard anything since. We'll continue to list him as out indefinitely for the time being and fantasy owners should probably move on. Lonzo Ball has played 40+ minutes in three straight games and will continue to see a heavy workload for the Lakers.
Mar 27 - 7:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jamal Murray
2Isaiah Thomas
3Monte Morris
4Xavier Silas
5Donald Sloan
SG1Gary Harris
2Malik Beasley
SF1Will Barton
2Torrey Craig
3Juan Hernangomez
4Michael Porter Jr.
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Tyler Lydon
4Jarred Vanderbilt
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee
3Thomas Welsh