By Greg Cassoli
Former Boston Celtics’ star and unrestricted free agent Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year, $2-million deal with the Denver Nuggets, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The new contract comes after something of a nightmare season for the man loving referred to as “The Little Guy.” Thomas was shipped to the Cleveland Cavaliers just prior to the start of the 2017-18 campaign, only to be passed along to the L.A. Lakers at the NBA trade deadline.
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He managed to play in just 32 games with the two teams, struggling to overcome the effects of a hip injury he sustained with the Celtics during the previous year’s Playoffs. When he did find his way onto the court, things weren’t pretty.
Thomas was noticeably lacking in burst, a deficiency exacerbated by his small stature. Without his ability to blow by defenders Thomas transformed from a ruthlessly efficient scorer to a high-volume chucker. His defense has never been anything but...