About a year after a hip engagement, Denver Nugget's Guard, Isaiah Thomas, returned to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Play in the late first quarter for a standing ovation from the crowd in Denver.
Thomas, who was upgraded questionably for the game in Denver, decided to play on Wednesday morning. He trained 5 against 5 on Tuesday and participated in a shooting Wednesday morning.
Two years ago, Isaiah Thomas was a MVP candidate and a rising Celtics legend. Then tragedy and injuries arrived. Eleven months since his last NBA game, one question remains: Can Thomas be resurrected?
Thomas, 30, returns to a Nuggets team (38-18), located within three games of the first Golden State in the West, employing a variety of talented guards, including Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Malik Beasley, Will Barton and Monte Morris.
Thomas had an average of 28.9 points per game for the 2016-17, a second All-NBA team for the Boston Celtics season, which apparently cleared the way for a $ 100 million long-term contract ,
But an injury to the same right hip interrupted his playoffs in 2017 and cost him eight months of rehabilitation. This and a summer deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers raised his hopes for such a lucrative, long-term deal.
Thomas joined the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a trade deadline deal with Cleveland, where he had played only 15 games in 2017-18.