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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers Have Lately Pondered Signing Two-Time All-Star Isaiah Thomas

by | Posted on: August 12th, 2021 | No Comments | Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers could take back the services of veteran star Isaiah Thomas.

According to the report, the Lakers are considering awarding a deal to Thomas, who has only appeared in three games for the New Orleans Pelicans this season due to a 10-day contract.

If the deal goes through, Thomas would play for the Lakers for the second time, alongside newcomers Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.

Thomas appeared in 17 games with the Lakers in the 2017-18 season and averaged 15.6 points per game and 5 assists per game while shooting 38.3% from the field and 32.7% from behind the arc.

Thomas’ time with the Lakers was cut short in order for him to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right hip, which he famously damaged during his final season with the Boston Celtics.

It wouldn’t be Thomas’ first time playing alongside LeBron James, though his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers was not as as successful as his brief stint with the Lakers.

The good news is that, according to NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Lakers aren’t thinking about it. The bad news is that they already have a strong guard rotation, so he’s unlikely to get the chance to resurrect his NBA career.

Thomas made waves lately when he scored 81 points in a Pro-Am game in Seattle.

The 32-year-old veteran is most known for his time with the Boston Celtics from 2015 to 2017.

During his time in Boston, he was named to the All-Star team twice and ended third in NBA scoring with 28.9 points per game in the 2016-17 season.

Thomas did not perform well at the end of the 2016-17 season owing to a hip issue that hampered him.

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