Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics smiles during overtime in the Celtics 129-119 win over the Washington Wizards in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden on May 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

One of the best teams in the Western Conference could get a boost to its scoring output in the very near future. ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that guard Isaiah Thomas will make his long-awaited return to the court on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.

Thomas signed a one-year deal with the Nuggets over the summer, but has yet to see any action for Denver. A hip injury has kept him sidelined for nearly an entire year. He has not played any NBA minutes since March 22, 2017, during his short stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Nuggets are already deep at the guard position. Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Malik Beasley and Monte Morris are all averaging at least 10 points per game for Denver this year, so it remains to be seen where Thomas will fit into the rotation once he is fully healthy.

However, if Thomas could get anywhere near his level of play of the 2016-17 season, he could be a major asset for the Nuggets. Thomas played at a near-MVP level that year, averaging 28.9 points per game for an upstart Boston Celtics team that made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals.

That was easily his best season in the NBA, but things have not been easy for Thomas since then. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers that offseason as part of the deal that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston, and things did not work out for him there. He was traded to the Lakers at the deadline last year and was injured before the end of the season.

The Nuggets are second in the Western Conference with a 38-18 record. They are three games behind the Golden State Warriors for the top seed.