Isaiah Thomas has been removed from the Nuggets' regular rotation
Well, Isaiah Thomas' misfortune continues as he was removed from the Denver Nuggets' regular rotation. In nine games with the Nuggets after returning from a lengthy recovery from hip surgery, Isaiah averaged 8.6 points in only 15.5 minutes per game. Most likely due to some residual rust, he only averaged 37% from the field, 27% from beyond the arc and 63% on free throws.
Michael Malone said he had a conversation with Isaiah Thomas ahead of the decision to remove him from the rotation, one he says he’ll keep private. Said it was a hard decision but one he has to make in his position. Said rotation will stay this way for the time being.
Thomas' low shooting percentages and lack of size on defense most likely played a major role in the decision. Nonetheless, it is sad news for the former Celtics star. The good news? Isaiah's response to the tweet below.
Whether you get praised, criticized or ignored as though you don't even exist - just show up and do the work. That is what IT will do, and I am looking for the playoff game where he comes in and literally destroys the opposition (as long as it isn't Boston). I just received notice that the IT Celtics jersey I sent to him has arrived back at my local post office, most likely signed by him - as he had promised. This man needs, and deserves a break. I hope it comes soon.
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