Thomas' contract is reportedly worth $2 million. He averaged 15 points per game in his 32 contests, far from the 29 points per game he averaged in the 2016-17 season as a member of the Celtics.
He enjoyed a massive breakout the previous season with the Celtics, scoring 28.9 points per game and finishing fifth in MVP voting, helping Boston reach the Eastern Conference Finals. Selected with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Nuggets, Faried earned All-Rookie First Team honors following his inaugural season. With the Cavaliers struggling, however, they dealt Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers on February 8 for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.
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As the National Basketball Association insider points out, in joining the Nuggets the 29-year-old Thomas will reunite with head coach Michael Malone who coached him when he played for the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 20.3 points and a career-high 6.3 assists with the Kings that season.
But then Thomas was dealt to Cleveland as part of the Kyrie Irving trade. "So I deserve the max", Thomas told NBC Sports Boston last July (prior to his eventual trade to the Cavaliers, of course).
Thomas also struggled in Los Angeles, and eventually had surgery to fix the hip issue.