The Los Angeles Lakers have put themselves in position to be players during free agency this summer.
Los Angeles traded away Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round pick before the trade deadline, which helped put the Lakers in position to possibly grab two max players this summer.
One question the Lakers will have to answer this offseason is what to do with Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas, who can be a free agent at the end of the season, is still working his way back from a hip injury.
With Lonzo Ball’s size, there is the possibility that the two could play together in the Lakers’ backcourt.
Former Lakers F Devean George is not opposed to Ball and Thomas playing together, but wants to see what happens this summer:
“They’re the same position, but they do different things,” George told TMZ Sports. “I.T. coming in trying score that thang, and you got somebody trying dish it, so it might be able to work. It depends on what they might do this summer.”
I think if the Lakers strike out on LeBron James and Paul George that Thomas is not a bad option, especially if he healthy. He could be a nice compliment to Ball.
However, I would be surprised if Thomas is a Laker next season. They have bigger fish to fry!