Isaiah Thomas likely will not be ready Sept. 25 when the Nuggets open training camp.
According to USA Today, Thomas is still rehabbing from offseason hip surgery and the team is in no rush to get him back.
My understanding is that Isaiah will not be ready for camp, and his timeline from there is unclear. The Nuggets will take their time bringing him back. It might be a while. https://t.co/ffMq36Hlfx
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) September 19, 2018
Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly talked to Altitude Sports about Thomas’ recovery.
“Like all of our guys, we want to be especially sensitive to Isaiah,” he said. “I think he probably has rushed back (in the past). We want Isaiah to be right. So he’s working his butt off a couple of times a day with our guys. He’s getting better by the day. But we’re not trying to win the preseason. Whenever he’s ready he’ll be out there and I’m sure he’ll be impactful.”
Isaiah Thomas continues to rehab from arthroscopic hip surgery in March. His availability for training camp next week remains in question. Here is Tim Connelly, #Nuggets President of Basketball Ops, on Thomas’ status during an interview for Wednesday’s Nuggets 360 on @AltitudeTV pic.twitter.com/E6192yk46N
— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) September 18, 2018
Thomas signed a one-year, $2 million veteran’s minimum deal this offseason with Denver. He missed the first 36 games of last season as he recovered from a different offseason hip surgery before joining the Cavaliers. He played in just 15 games before he was sent to the Lakers at the trade deadline.
Denver opens the 2018-19 season Oct. 17 against the Clippers.