Thomas appeared to hint at his return Tuesday on Twitter.
Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas, sidelined all season as he rehabbed from hip surgery last spring, will make his season debut Wednesday against the Kings, ESPN.com reported, citing unidentified league sources.
Upgraded earlier to questionable for the game in Denver, he made his decision Wednesday morning to play, according to the report.
Thomas appeared to hint at his return Tuesday on Twitter after practicing 5-on-5.
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 12, 2019
Thomas, 29, had offseason hip surgery before signing a one-year, $2 million veteran’s minimum deal with Denver in July. The two-time All-Star has averaged 18.9 points per game and shot 36.1 percent from 3-point range over his seven-year career.
His return less than a week after Denver stood pat at the trade deadline was characterized by some as the same as an addition made via a deal.
.@IsaiahThomas is Denver’s trade deadline pickup. If he’s right — and even if he’s 75-80% of his former self — he’ll be a big time addition to the Nuggets second unit.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) February 13, 2019
The Nuggets (38-18) enter their last game before the All-Star break in second place in the Western Conference, three games back of the first-place Warriors and one game up on the Thunder.