Former Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas has had a circuitous route back to NBA action after a hip injury ended his season last year.
Thomas started the season in Cleveland, where he clashed with teammates and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Thomas played 17 games for the Lakers before he was shut down for the season, just months before entering free agency. Over the summer, Thomas signed a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, anticipating a chance to make more money in free agency.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Thomas could finally be nearing a return.
From Wojnarowksi: “Thomas has been gathering momentum in his rehabilitation process from hip surgery in March, and there’s hope among Thomas and the Nuggets organization he could return as soon as a Feb. 11-13 homestand against Miami and Sacramento, sources said.”
Thomas will always be a fan favorite in Boston, so this news will go over well both within the organization and around the city. The Nuggets visit Boston on March 18, which could give the Celtics a chance to finally have a video tribute for their former star. If they do, expect a very loud ovation.