Isaiah Thomas (7) of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018.
The Denver Nuggets added a guard and traded a forward and center late Thursday night.
As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets agreed on a reported one-year, $2 million contract with guard Isaiah Thomas, who has seen action with Sacramento, Boston, Cleveland and the LA Lakers.
The Nuggets also agreed to trade forward Kenneth Faried, center Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round draft pick and a future second-round pick to the New Jersey Nets for guard Isaiah Whitehead.
The deal is a move to shed salary.
ESPN story on free agent guard Isaiah Thomas agreeing to a deal with the Denver Nuggets. https://t.co/cTpc2AEsrq— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Denver unloads $21M in salary on the deal. Nuggets will waive Whitehead, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/ot9P5TajeX— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Story on Brooklyn using its salary cap space to take on Denver contracts -- and another first-round pick: https://t.co/Fn3k9aLCx3— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
I have this confirmed. Very interesting move, given Monte Morris' performance in Vegas, but not entirely surprising given Thomas' past with Malone and the fact that a veteran can be helpful at that spot. IT was an MVP contender two seasons ago, before his hip injury #Nuggets https://t.co/I7yd1KQmYR— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) July 13, 2018