Isaiah Thomas is planning to make his Denver Nuggets debut before the All-Star break in mid-February. 

The 29-year-old Thomas, who signed a 1-year deal with the Nuggets, has been out since having hip surgery last March.

Thomas could return as early as their February 11-13th homestand against the Heat and Kings.

Thomas is expected to begin playing in 5-on-5 scrimmages in the near future.

Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17, a second-team All-NBA season that appeared to be clearing the way for a long-term, $100 million contract. Nevertheless, an injury to the same right hip that cut short his playoffs in 2017 and cost him eight months of rehab and led to a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2017, upended his hopes for that kind of long-term deal.

Looking forward to seeing what he has left in the tank.