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Former Curtis High School star Isaiah Thomas returns to NBA 11 months after hip surgery

Isaiah Thomas is back.

The former Curtis High School star returned to the court for the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, almost a year after having surgery on his right hip. He was greeted with a standing ovation from Nuggets fans. Thomas finished with eight points and two assists in 13 minutes.

Thomas, who had a MVP-caliber season for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17, is hoping to work his way back into form following a serious hip injury that derailed his career. After being traded twice in six months, Thomas signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Nuggets in the offseason.

Thomas, 30, was the 4A Washington high school player of the year as a junior in 2005-06. He still holds eight state tournament records, including most points in a game (51), total tournament points (162), highest average points (40.5) and most 3-pointers made (23).

Check out highlights from Thomas’ high school career:

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