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Nuggets remove Isaiah Thomas from rotation

Nuggets remove Isaiah Thomas from rotation
Published On: Wed, Mar 13
Apr 28, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) reacts against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half in game six of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Thomas, while stuck on a contract that underpaid him, finished fifth in MVP voting just two years ago.

His reward in free agency last summer: a minimum contract.

A hip injury kept Thomas out then ineffective then out again. He signed with the Nuggets hoping to reestablish his value, but he has missed most of this season. He has played nine games since debuting a month ago and has struggled.

Denver coach Michael Malone shortened his rotation during a win over the Timberwolves last night, and that meant a DNP-CD for Thomas.

Sean Keeler of The Denver Post:

Malone said he plans on keeping the rotation smaller down the final few weeks of the regular season, and had explained the rotation to Thomas, whom hea€™d previously coached in Sacramento, before the game.

a€œOh, you definitely talk to him (about the decision), and Ia€™ll keep that conversation between IT and myself,a€ Malone said. a€œ(Ita€™s) not an easy conversation, but thata€™s my job.a€

a€œObviously, 16 (regular-season) games to go, (wea€™re going to) try to find a rhythm,a€ said Malone, who didna€™t play Thomas in the 26-point victory. a€œAnd a rotation that I feel gives us the best chance to win now, and into the playoffs.a€

The Nuggets (44-22) are second in the Western Conference, 1.0 game behind the Warriors and 2.5 games ahead of the Rockets. An easier first-round matchup is important. Home-court advantage in later rounds is important. This is the time to push for the best possible seed.

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