The Los Angeles Lakers have a number of needs in free agency and a lot of money to fill up their roster. One of the major holes for the team for the last few years has been at point guard.
There will definitely be different options for the team. One of the higher end options would be Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, but according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, there is someone else who may be looking to join the purple and gold:
Isaiah Thomas was a Lakers fan growing up: "It would mean a lot [to get an offer from LA.] I just want to be wanted." http://t.co/EyJjLvfSce
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 23, 2014
Thomas has been a thorn in the Lakers’ side since he came into the NBA with the Sacramento Kings. While Thomas is only 5’9, he has shown that he can score on anyone, averaging over 20 points per game last season.
Thomas is a restricted free agent so the Kings could match any offer made to him. Thomas is also likely looking for a huge raise considering he made less than $1 million last year.
The Lakers have been linked to a number of other guards already whether by trade or free agency. In addition to Lowry, the team has been rumored to be interested in Michael Carter-Williams, as well as Klay Thompson via trade.
The team will have a number of decisions to make, and someone who can score like Thomas, and loves the Lakers, is likely to intrigue the team. Much like Nick Young played all out for the team last year, Thomas could provide the same energy.
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