Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas is set to make his season debut and return to the court from hip surgery tonight as the Nuggets host Thomas’ former team, the Sacramento Kings, per reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Eleven months after hip surgery, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas will make his return tonight against Sacramento, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 13, 2019
Thomas has struggled with a lingering hip injury that stems from his time with the Boston Celtics. During his 2016-17 campaign, prior to his injury, Thomas was performing at an all-star caliber, averaging 28.9 points per game, but has since been unable to return to that form.
Following his injury, Thomas was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade that saw Kyrie Irving become a member of the Boston Celtics. Since then, Thomas has moved around the league, making a brief stop with the Los Angeles Lakers before ultimately signing with the Denver Nuggets this past summer, having yet to make an appearance for the team.
Officially, Thomas is listed as Questionable for tonight’s matchup and has yet to say definitively if he will play or not, despite reports that he will and his updated status.
Isaiah Thomas on whether he will play tonight: “It’ll be a game time decision. I haven’t made it yet.”
— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) February 13, 2019
The Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings are scheduled to face-off tonight at 9 p.m. EST.