Isaiah Thomas Makes Surprising Free Agency Decision

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Isaiah Thomas has finally found a new home.

The Brinks truck is staying in 2017, as the Denver Nuggets have signed Isaiah Thomas to a one-year contract for the league's veteran minimum, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

While this deal appears to be out of nowhere, it certainly makes sense.

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During the 2016-17 season Thomas was third in the league with 28.9 points per game and he earned second team All-NBA honors after helping to guide the Celtics to the best record in the East at 53-29. Thomas is a proven scorer who could thrive in Denver's offense.

Thomas has been working his way back from a procedure on his hip and if he rebounds on the court this season, he could provide a strong option for the Nuggets while reestablishing his value before becoming a free agent again. At the very least, the Nuggets - which desperately needed another point guard behind Jamal Murray - hope that will end up being the case. Thomas was in MVP contention in his final campaign with Boston, but things went downhill when he injured his hip. The uncertainty surrounding his hip injury got him shipped out of Boston and to Cleveland.

Thomas averaged 15.2 points in 26.9 minutes per game with the Cavaliers and the Lakers last season. However, by reuniting with head coach Mike Malone, the 29-year-old will have an opportunity to prove his hip injury is a thing of the past and can become a free agent once again following the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season.

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