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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
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Nuggets coach Mike Malone downplayed suggestions that Isaiah Thomas (hip) could return in February, saying, "You will see [Thomas] when he is ready to play."
"There is nothing that has been said about February," Malone said. The initial report came from Adrian Wojnarowski, who said there was "strong confidence" that IT would return "no later than" Feb. 22. Malone's statement doesn't rule that out, necessarily, but the goalposts seem to be continually moving when it comes to Thomas' return date. For now, he's only a deep-league stash. Jan 20 - 7:49 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Isaiah Thomas (hip) is targeting a return on February 11th against the Heat or February 13th against the Kings according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Thomas' now-deleted tweet of "25 days" fits this timeline. According to Woj, Thomas "has been gathering momentum in his rehabilitation process from hip surgery in March" and there is "strong confidence that he will return no later than the first game of the post-All Star break on Feb. 22 in Dallas." Thomas is expected to go through 5-on-5 scrimmages in the near future, and while this is great news for Denver, fantasy owners shouldn't be rushing to the wire to grab him outside of deeper formats -- Denver is deep at both guard spots and Thomas will have heavy restrictions.
Source: ESPN
Jan 18 - 7:20 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) seemed to hint that he's nearing a return in a since-deleted Tweet.

IT2 tweeted early Thursday morning "25 days," but the tweet has now been deleted. We haven't received much info regarding Thomas' timetable, which is the norm in Denver, but it's safe to say that his recovery from the March hip surgery has taken far longer than initially expected. Maybe he'll make it back to the court in a month from now, but he'll be brought along slowly and there's still not enough info to justify stashing him.
Jan 17 - 10:20 AM

Coach Mike Malone said the Isaiah Thomas (hip) timeline is "still a gray area."

Malone added that nobody thought it would take him this long to recover, but he is making progress. Thomas himself tweeted to fantasy owners "drop me" back on Dec. 20, so even the most patient fantasy owners should probably take his advice.
Jan 16 - 4:18 PM

According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, Isaiah Thomas (hip) is targeting a return at some point in December.

You won't hear this from the Nuggets or head coach Mike Malone, as they have tried to limit the pressure on Thomas by not offering a firm timetable. With current backup PG Monte Morris playing so well and Thomas coming off a lengthy absence, expect him to be brought along very slowly once he's cleared to return. Feel free to pick him up if you have an I.R. spot, but keep your expectations low out of the gate.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 3, 2018 10:47:00 AM

Mike Malone said that Isaiah Thomas (hip) remains without a firm timetable.

"It’s day-by-day," Malone said of how they evaluate Thomas. "We haven’t put a timeline out there from the get-go… When he comes back we’re going to make sure he’s ready to come back and play and play at a high level." There have been whispers of IT2 potentially returning to the court by December, but the Nuggets are in no rush to bring him back. Without a firm return date, he can only be considered a stash if you have an IR-spot.
Mon, Nov 5, 2018 07:42:00 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) remains without a timetable, according to coach Mike Malone.

"Everything is morning in the right direction," coach Malone said. The Nuggets clearly are in no rush to bring Thomas back. Monte Morris is more than capable of being a backup point guard and Jamal Murray is capable of playing big minutes, so it may be a while before IT is back in action.
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 03:22:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 02:52:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 2, 2018 05:28:00 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.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 12:40:00 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.
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 03:07:00 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.
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 08:08:00 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.
Mon, Jul 30, 2018 06:58:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 01:05:00 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."
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 10:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jamal Murray
2Monte Morris
3Isaiah Thomas
4Brandon Goodwin
SG1Gary Harris
2Malik Beasley
SF1Will Barton
2Juancho Hernangomez
3Torrey Craig
4Michael Porter Jr.
5DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Tyler Lydon
4Jarred Vanderbilt
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee
3Thomas Welsh