Lakers Plan to Move into Different Direction, Set to Cut Ties with Isaiah Thomas
Well, that didn’t last very long.
After all the excitement surrounding Isaiah Thomas’ return to the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they will not be bringing the former All-Star guard back on a second 10-day contract.
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The Lakers initially brought in Thomas to fill a hole created when a number of the Lakers’ guards – including Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, Malik Monk, and Avery Bradley – entered the league’s health and safety protocol. Thomas, who scored 19 points in his first game back, has only shot the ball at a 30.8-percent clip from the field across four games since his return. He has only converted on five of his 22 attempts from behind the arc (22.7-percent).
As the Lakers slowly get back to full health – at least for now as you can never be so sure with this virus – the team has decided to move into a different direction.
Multiple teams are expected to show interest in bringing in Thomas.