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: