After an absolutely sensational 2016-17 campaign with the Boston Celtics ended prematurely due to a hip injury, Thomas was traded to Cleveland, struggled after returning from the aforementioned injury, got traded to the Lakers at the deadline, then underwent surgery to fix his injured hip after 17 games.
It's also a complete flip from the max contract the 5-foot-9 Thomas expected (from the Celtics) this time a year ago. However, just months later he was traded to the Cavaliers in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston.
"My time is coming".
Isaiah Thomas is going to have to wait at least one more year for that Brinks truck.
But it was in Cleveland that Thomas proved to be a horrendous fit with LeBron James. Thomas has been dealing with the lingering effects from right hip surgery he underwent in 2017, as well as a torn labrum. Appearing in just 17 games for the Lakers as Lonzo Ball's backup, he averaged 15.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 26.8 minutes.
So instead, Thomas' (slim) hopes for a deserved payday will come in Denver.
According to Wojnarowski, Thomas recently got together with Nuggets coach Michael Malone and president of basketball operations Tim Connelly in Las Vegas to discuss his potential place in the club's plans.