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Almost a full calendar year after undergoing a hip procedure that has kept him off the court, guard Isaiah Thomas will make his debut as a member of the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Thomas, a former All-Star during his days with the Boston Celtics, has been upgraded to questionable for the Nuggets’ game against the visiting Sacramento Kings. The Nuggets apparently made a determination on Thomas’ status early Wednesday, according to Wojnarowski. Thomas took part in five-on-five practice against Tuesday with his teammates.
The 29-year-old Thomas is set to join a Nuggets team that stands 38-15.
Thomas led the Eastern Conference in scoring as a Boston Celtic in 2016-17, averaging 28.9 points per game, earning second-team All-NBA recognition that season.
However, an injury to his right hip short-circuited his playoff run with Boston that season. He spent eight months rehabilitating the injury and was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Aug. 22, 2016 as part of the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston.
After playing in 15 games, the Cavaliers dealt Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers at the trade deadline last season. Playing mostly off the bench in LA, Thomas averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 assists.
Thomas signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Nuggets in July.