I.T. Signs with Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers Sign Former All-Star Isaiah Thomas to 10-Day Contract

Ja Morant’s wishes have been answered.

After putting up 42 points in his first game with the Grand Rapids Gold G League team, Isaiah Thomas has found his way back on the NBA team, signing a 10-day contract under the hardship exception with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers considered signing Thomas this past offseason, but with the litany of recent COVID-19 infections in the team’s locker room, the move became essentially necessary. In the past week, the Lakers have lost Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Avery Bradley, and Kendrick Nunn, all of whom have entered the league’s health and safety protocol after testing positive.

Thomas, who previously suited up for the Lakers during the 2017-18 season, last played in 2020-21 when he averaged 7.7 points across three games with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Across 10 NBA seasons, the undersized point guard has averaged 18.1 points per game, being selected to two All-Star teams in the process. At the conclusion of his tenure with the Boston Celtics, Thomas suffered a serious hip injury which forced a steep decline in his performance and the 32-year old has yet to get back on track.

Thomas has played for five separate teams over the last four seasons. Here’s hoping that Thomas is here to stay and gets off to a promising start with the Lakers.

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