Isaiah Thomas led two of his previous previous three teams in usage percentage, and he was close to LeBron James with the Cavaliers between carrying major loads for the Celtics and Lakers. But Thomas returned with a Nuggets team that won’t have to depend on him.
Because Nikola Jokic has established himself as top option.
The All-Star center had 20 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists and the game-winning tip-in with 0.8 seconds left in Denver’s 120-118 win over the Kings on Wednesday.
Thomas scored eight points with two assists in 13 minutes in his first game of the season.