NBA Free Agent News: Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas Leaves Believes Re-Signing With Celtics Could Happen
Nba News: Cavaliers Trade Kyrie Irving To Celtics For Isaiah Thomas, Others
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Isaiah Thomas from the Cleveland Cavaliers at the NBA trade deadline, there was little thought that the guard who was months from becoming an NBA free agent would be anything more than cap relief when his contract expired.

And while Thomas had one of his worst games of the season in the Lakers’ loss to the Miami Heat on Friday, overall he’s managed to recoup some of his value since joining the team. He’s averaging 15.9 points and 5.3 assists in 12 games with the Lakers.

It’s impossible to figure out what Thomas’ eventual value will be in free agency, but with most of the league not having very much cap space, he’ll be forced to look at all of his options.

According to Thomas during a Twitter Q&A, those would even include potentially re-signing with the Boston Celtics:

Thomas heading back to the Celtics might seem far fetched given how acrimonious the two sides’ split was over the summer when a still-injured Thomas was traded to the Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving.

But the reunion might be more possible than some think. With few teams having the combination of cap space and role that Thomas is likely seeking in a best-case scenario, he may have to settle for a less appealing situation.

And if Thomas is left choosing between below-average salaries and coming off of the bench, or some combination of the two, and if he and the Celtics can put aside whatever tension developed last summer, Thomas could be appealing depth as a back-up guard behind Irving as the Celtics look to make an NBA Finals run next year.

A return to Boston is still far from the most-likely option for Thomas, but as he noted, anything can happen.

You May Also Like

Larry Nance Jr. And Tarik Black: The Lakers’ Secret Weapons

It is becoming common knowledge around the NBA that the Los Angeles Lakers have a deep roster which includes reserves who are pretty good players…

Lakers Look Flat & Lose 3rd Straight, Fall to Warriors in Oakland

The Golden State Warriors entered their match up against the Lakers Monday…

Lakers News: After Getting Pestered By Questions, Dwight Howard Wants Kobe Bryant To ‘Retire In Peace’

The Los Angeles Lakers finish off their four-game road trip in the second game of a back-to-back against the Atlanta Hawks…

Lakers May Need To Trade Young Talent To Fill Holes

For the first time in a long time, the Lakers made a bold and decisive move that has been  praised by fans and pundits alike. In hiring new head coach Luke Walton,  Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak knew who they wanted and acted quickly and aggressively to make it happen…