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Isaiah Thomas | Guard | #3

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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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

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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
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."
Source: ESPN.com
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 ESPN.com.

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.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 27 - 7:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas is currently headed to New York to meet with a specialist to evaluate treatment options for his ailing hip.

Thomas will miss his second game in a row on Monday, and "evaluating treatment options" sure sounds like surgery is being discussed. Either way, with Thomas looking to sign a contract this summer there's zero incentive for him to fight through the pain and potentially make his hip issue worse, particularly given the team he's currently playing for, so we wouldn't expect him back soon. He wasn't even playing well prior to going down, so he can be cut in most leagues. Lonzo Ball's minutes might regularly be in the 40s to close out the year.
Mar 26 - 5:48 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) will not play Saturday against the Grizzlies or Monday against the Pistons.

Thomas missed the first few months of the season due to a labrum tear in his right hip suffered at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. However, this is the first time he's been sidelined due to a hip issue since returning to game action in early January. After Monday, the Lakers return home Wednesday to play the Mavs. Thomas is certainly a cut candidate in leagues without an IR spot. Tyler Ennis will likely soak up the majority of backup PG minutes behind Lonzo Ball on Saturday and Monday.
Mar 24 - 1:02 PM

Isaiah Thomas said that while he views himself as a starter, he'd be open to returning to the Lakers as a free agent this summer if guaranteed significant minutes with the second unit.

"I like it here, I like the situation I'm in, the system, coaching staff," Thomas said. "Organization's been great to me. If things work out I would love to be here... Obviously, I want to make a lot of money, but I want to be where I'm wanted at and where the team wants me to be who I am." With the Lakers currently going through a rebuild, and the 29-year-old IT2 seeking max-money in what will likely be his last big payday, it seems unlikely the two sides will be able to find a deal that makes both parties happy this summer.
Mar 21 - 11:30 AM

Isaiah Thomas cooled off vs. the Heat on Friday, hitting 1-of-9 shots for five points.

Thomas also had the final shot of the one-point loss with a few seconds left, but couldn't get it to go down. He hit 3-of-4 free throws and the rest of his stats weren't great either with three assists, two rebounds and three turnovers. Thomas had 20+ points in his previous three games, so his fantasy owners should shake this one off and expect him to bounce back vs. the Pacers on Monday.
Mar 17 - 1:24 AM

In an interview with USA Today, Isaiah Thomas declared: "I'm not no sixth man."

Before starting alongside Lonzo Ball Wednesday night due to injuries, Thomas had come off the bench in each of his first 13 games as a Laker. IT explained he would make the most of his situation in L.A. but let it be known he does not view himself a reserve. "I won't be a sixth man (in the future). I just want everybody to know that, like clear as can be," said Thomas. "I'm a two-time All-Star and a starter who has done things that a lot of people in this league haven't done (when) given that opportunity." Thomas will be a free agent this summer and wants to secure as large a payday as possible.
Source: USA Today
Mar 16 - 9:37 AM

Depth Charts

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