On Tuesday, news broke that Isaiah Thomas is still rehabbing his hip injury and it looks increasingly likely that the former MVP candidate will not be ready in time for the start of training camp. On Wednesday morning, the infallible Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Denver Nuggets are signing veteran guard Donald Sloan to a training camp deal.
As Isaiah Thomas continues to rehab his hip, Denver is signing veteran guard Donald Sloan to a training camp deal, league sources tell ESPN. Denver has 15 guaranteed contracts.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 19, 2018
Sloan, the 30 year-old native of Shreveport, Louisiana, has five years of NBA experience. Sloan has appeared in 218 games, starting in 66 of them, and averages 5.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.1 rebounds on 17.2 minutes per game in his career. He last appeared in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets during the 2015-16 season.
The Nuggets already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster, and with Monte Morris recently locked down to a multi-year deal, the back up point guard position is already filled. Nonetheless, it can’t hurt to add more depth at the position during training camp if Thomas can’t go.
Sloan joins Emmanuel Terry and Xavier Silas, who have both signed training camp deals with the Nuggets, completing Denver’s training camp roster.