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Nuggets acknowledges Isaiah Thomas’ leadership


Even though Isaiah Thomas hasn’t played for the Denver Nuggets this season, his qualities still has a big impact for his teammates. According to the players themselves, they wouldn’t be in the position they are now without his leadership.

Thomas underwent arthroscopic surgery in March 2018 and signed a one-year free-agent deal with Nuggets last summer. But this doesn’t mean he doesn’t have any contributions for the Nuggets.

The Nuggets told that they got a lot of support from Thomas. Nikola Jovic said, “He’s the one who’s going to say something, too, like, ‘You’re not playing good. You need to step’, or something like that, I think that’s what veterans do, and that’s what he does.”

Point guard Monte Morris also shared his thoughts about Thomas. “We probably wouldn’t be this high along in the west if he wasn’t in our locker room. [He’s] giving us tips on guys he played and just knowing how to pull through. I look up to him a lot, not just because he’s at my position, just what he’s been through and everything. So we’re looking forward to having him back.”

“[He brings] a lot of leadership, A former All-Star. Scorer. A guy that can close games. Toughness. He’s just [been] on the big stage in big moments.” Nuggets swingman Will Barton said.

The two-time All-Star is set to come back very soon to play for the current 2nd-seed of the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets. (Janiel Abby Toralba)