The Los Angeles Lakers have been making a lot of moves for veteran talents this offseason. But according to one report, they could be adding an especially notable one.
According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the Lakers are reportedly considering adding point guard Isaiah Thomas to their ranks. The two-time All-Star point guard spent the 2020-21 season mostly out of the NBA.
Thomas had one 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans last year. But he only appeared in three games, averaging 7.7 points in April.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Thomas has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, if they do sign him. He spent the tail end of the 2017-18 season in LA after joining them in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers, among various free-agent candidates they are still considering, have weighed the potential signing of Isaiah Thomas, league sources say.
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— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 11, 2021
Isaiah Thomas was a second-round pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft and made the All-Rookie Team in his first season. But it was as a member of the Boston Celtics where he really rose to prominence.
During the 2015-16 season, Thomas averaged 22.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He earned his first All-Star nod that year, but the best was yet to come.
The following season, Thomas averaged a career-high 28.6 points per game, leading the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to LeBron and the Cavaliers.
But Thomas quickly fell back down to earth after being traded to the Cavs in the blockbuster Kyrie Irving trade. He’s played in just 87 games over the past four seasons.
Would Isaiah Thomas be a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers?