April 15, 2019, 12:00 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas says that he is healthy and confident that he can return his past form.
“I’m blessed. I know it’s going to turn at one point,” Thomas said. “I worked too hard for it not to. It’s always been like that in my career. I’ve seen this story before. I’ve seen this page, I’ve seen this chapter, and I know what’s gonna happen in the end. I’m going to take it back to the top, and then people are going to all show that fake love again. That’s all it is." Thomas will be a unrestricted free agent and has been on the outside of the Nuggets' rotation. He is expected to explore his options outside of Denver during the summer.
Source: Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated
April 11, 2019, 2:04 amIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas was not able to get into the game Wednesday as the Nuggets shortened their rotation.
This has been a tough couple of seasons for a guy who was once blowing everyone in the basketball community away with his fourth quarter heroics. Isaiah played in only 12 games this season and was eventually cut out of the rotation for the better play of second-year guard Monte Morris. It looks like Thomas will not be able to regain his fantasy value and can be ignored going into drafts next season. He was outside of the top-400 when he did see the court this year.
March 18, 2019, 9:47 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas got to play seven minutes on Monday in Boston, though the only stats he compiled were two assists.
It was a lovefest before the game with a tribute video and standing ovation for one of Boston's favorites. Thomas will likely be back out of the rotation going forward.
March 13, 2019, 2:04 amIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas will be out of the Nuggets rotation, according to Mike Malone.
Malone says he spoke to Thomas about the change to the shortened, 8-man rotation he used tonight and will keep it going forward. Even with tonight's garbage time, IT was the only Nugget to not check in.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
March 3, 2019, 1:38 amIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas had a forgettable night in Saturday's loss, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 from the field in 16 minutes of work.
Thomas won't approach standard-league value until he hits the 20-minute mark, and with the way Monte Morris has played there are no guarantees he gets there in time to matter for fantasy owners. Morris scored six points in 16 minutes tonight, so it looks like the timeshare is going to sap most of the value behind Jamal Murray (20 points, 5-of-15 FG).
February 27, 2019, 1:49 amIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas played just 15 minutes in a home win over the Thunder on Tuesday, contributing 11 points and two threes.
It's a step back in minutes for Thomas, whose time has been limited since his return to the court. With serious depth all over the place on the Nuggets, it's going to be hard for IT3 to help fantasy teams on a regular basis.
February 26, 2019, 6:08 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas is still playing under a minutes restriction.
Thomas logged 24 minutes in Sunday's win over the Clippers, and given the play of Monte Morris this year it's hard to imagine him climbing much higher than that. If that is where IT settles it'll give him a chance at late-round numbers and maybe more if he does his damage efficiently, so consider him a flier that could pay off later.
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
February 24, 2019, 8:12 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas logged 24 minutes on Sunday in the blowout win over the Clippers, scoring 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting with four assists and a block.
This was the most minutes that Thomas has logged this season. It’s his third game and the first blowout he’s been a part of. Thomas might have some value in 14-team leagues during the playoffs as the Nuggets finish the last four weeks of the season with the maximum amount of games, 14 games.
February 22, 2019, 11:08 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas flashed some of his old form in Friday's win over the Mavs, dropping 16 points (four 3s), three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes.
Thomas is a low-end play while he's logging below 20 minutes a game. When the Nuggets are at full strength expect him to struggle to get touches except in rare nights when he gets hot from downtown like tonight.
February 14, 2019, 1:00 amIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas made his Nuggets debut on Wednesday against the Kings, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting with two 3-pointers and two assists in 13 minutes.
Thomas played in a secondary role and made pretty good reads for most of his time on the floor. His flurry in the fourth quarter was a small key to the Nuggets win here, and he's going to have a solid coaching situation with Michael Malone in charge. If he can get above 20 mpg, then he's probably a threat for standard league value. It seems reasonable that he can get above that mark.
February 13, 2019, 1:59 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas (hip) will make his season debut on Wednesday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Thomas said today that he'd be a game-time decision but Woj is hearing that he'll play. It's been a rough ride for IT since getting dealt out of Boston and he's been out for nearly a year after undergoing hip surgery. He's not an immediate add outside of very deep leagues but it's possible that Thomas does make some sort of impact down the stretch. Fantasy owners of Monte Morris and Malik Beasley should be keeping an eye on the type of minutes IT gets once he's fully healthy.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 1:08 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas (hip) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Kings.
Thomas seems to be leaning towards playing tonight but we won't know for sure until he goes through warmups. It's going to be awesome to see him get back on the court after nearly a year on the shelf. Fantasy owners can take a patient approach here as Thomas will surely be under heavy minutes restrictions at first.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 8:09 amIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas practiced 5-on-5 again on Tuesday and he will make a determination about playing tonight earlier in the day, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Nearly a year after a hip procedure that has kept him sidelined, IT is on the verge of returning to the court. He will be joining a crowded rotation that includes Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Malik Beasley, Will Barton and Monte Morris so he is not a must-own player until we have an idea about his minutes and his condition. We’d also expect the Nuggets to monitor his minutes upon his return.
February 12, 2019, 5:20 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Thomas was reportedly "very limited" at Sunday's practice, though he was able to participate in 5-on-5 work. This is the first time all season that Thomas has been listed as anything other than "out." Fantasy owners of Monte Morris or Malik Beasley shouldn't be sweating IT's return at the moment, as he'll likely be brought along slowly considering the amount of time he's spent on the sidelines. How things shake out when everyone is full strength remains to be seen.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 4:02 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas (hip) participated in 5-on-5 work for the first time this season in Sunday's practice, although he was "very limited."
Thomas is nearing a return and this is the latest step in his recovery. There are rumors that IT can come back as soon as next week, though we'd imagine that the Nuggets want to see him go through at least one full practice before sending him back out there. Thomas returns to a Denver rotation that's gotten excellent backcourt minutes from their second unit, so it's tough to see him earning standard-league value until he works his way through what's likely to be a lengthy ramp-up process. Monte Morris fantasy owners should keep an eye on Thomas' progress.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter