He’s back, against the team where it all started.
Isaiah Thomas is set to make his season debut for the Nuggets on Wednesday night against the Kings in Denver, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Eleven months after hip surgery, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas will make his return tonight against Sacramento, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
Thomas last played on March 22, 2018, as a member of the Lakers. He scored 15 points against the Pelicans, but then underwent hip surgery later in the month.
Between the Cavs and Lakers, Thomas only played 32 games last season. He averaged 15.2 points per game, his lowest since his second year in the NBA.
Two years ago, however, he was an All-Star for the Celtics and a borderline MVP candidate. Standing only 5-foot-9, Thomas averaged 25.5 points per game from 2015 to 2017.
Thomas’ NBA career began in 2011 when he was selected by the Kings with the final pick in the draft. He lasted three seasons in Sacramento, where he averaged 15.3 points per game.
The Kings (30-26) currently hold the tiebreaker over the Clippers (31-27) for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference playoffs.