The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent guard Isaiah Thomas, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas will reunite with Michael Malone, who coached him with the Kings.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018

Thomas will earn $2 million, according to Wojnarowski.

The 29-year-old point guard finished last season with the Los Angeles Lakers following a February trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 32 total games in 2017-18.

He enjoyed a massive breakout the previous season with the Celtics, scoring 28.9 points per game and finishing fifth in MVP voting, helping Boston reach the Eastern Conference Finals. However, just months later he was traded to the Cavaliers in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston.

This represents a low-risk signing for the Nuggets, who finished ninth in the Western Conference last season, one game short of a playoff spot.

The club also agreed to trade Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second-rounder to the Brooklyn Nets for Isaiah Whitehead, reports Wojnarowski.

Denver has agreed to send Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second round pick to Nets for Isaiah Whitehead, league sources tell ESPN. Salary dump for Denver.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018

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.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

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