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Isaiah Thomas | Guard | #3

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Washington
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (30) / SAC
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Isaiah Thomas (hip) had successful surgery and is expected to have a recovery time of four months.
It was arthroscopic surgery this time around, which is not as severe as the surgery he had last season. Thomas wanted the Brinks truck to be backed up, but he may have to get a make-good deal with 1-3 years. As for the rest of the season, Josh Hart looks like a nice pickup in standard leagues. Mar 29 - 7:19 PM

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Isaiah Thomas is set to undergo arthroscopic hip surgery on Thursday.

Thomas recently met with a specialist in New York, and they ultimately determined that surgical intervention would present the best path to recovery, which is probably what he should have just done initially. It's a tough blow for Thomas, who will be fetching offers on the open market as a free agent this summer, and he's assuredly done for the season. Cut him. Lonzo Ball will be logging heavy minutes moving forward with Tyler Ennis serving as his primary backup.
Mar 28 - 1:34 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He recently flew to New York to meet with a specialist about his hip, but we haven't heard anything since. We'll continue to list him as out indefinitely for the time being and fantasy owners should probably move on. Lonzo Ball has played 40+ minutes in three straight games and will continue to see a heavy workload for the Lakers.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 27 - 7:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas is currently headed to New York to meet with a specialist to evaluate treatment options for his ailing hip.

Thomas will miss his second game in a row on Monday, and "evaluating treatment options" sure sounds like surgery is being discussed. Either way, with Thomas looking to sign a contract this summer there's zero incentive for him to fight through the pain and potentially make his hip issue worse, particularly given the team he's currently playing for, so we wouldn't expect him back soon. He wasn't even playing well prior to going down, so he can be cut in most leagues. Lonzo Ball's minutes might regularly be in the 40s to close out the year.
Mar 26 - 5:48 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) will not play Saturday against the Grizzlies or Monday against the Pistons.

Thomas missed the first few months of the season due to a labrum tear in his right hip suffered at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. However, this is the first time he's been sidelined due to a hip issue since returning to game action in early January. After Monday, the Lakers return home Wednesday to play the Mavs. Thomas is certainly a cut candidate in leagues without an IR spot. Tyler Ennis will likely soak up the majority of backup PG minutes behind Lonzo Ball on Saturday and Monday.
Mar 24 - 1:02 PM

Isaiah Thomas said that while he views himself as a starter, he'd be open to returning to the Lakers as a free agent this summer if guaranteed significant minutes with the second unit.

"I like it here, I like the situation I'm in, the system, coaching staff," Thomas said. "Organization's been great to me. If things work out I would love to be here... Obviously, I want to make a lot of money, but I want to be where I'm wanted at and where the team wants me to be who I am." With the Lakers currently going through a rebuild, and the 29-year-old IT2 seeking max-money in what will likely be his last big payday, it seems unlikely the two sides will be able to find a deal that makes both parties happy this summer.
Mar 21 - 11:30 AM

Isaiah Thomas cooled off vs. the Heat on Friday, hitting 1-of-9 shots for five points.

Thomas also had the final shot of the one-point loss with a few seconds left, but couldn't get it to go down. He hit 3-of-4 free throws and the rest of his stats weren't great either with three assists, two rebounds and three turnovers. Thomas had 20+ points in his previous three games, so his fantasy owners should shake this one off and expect him to bounce back vs. the Pacers on Monday.
Mar 17 - 1:24 AM

In an interview with USA Today, Isaiah Thomas declared: "I'm not no sixth man."

Before starting alongside Lonzo Ball Wednesday night due to injuries, Thomas had come off the bench in each of his first 13 games as a Laker. IT explained he would make the most of his situation in L.A. but let it be known he does not view himself a reserve. "I won't be a sixth man (in the future). I just want everybody to know that, like clear as can be," said Thomas. "I'm a two-time All-Star and a starter who has done things that a lot of people in this league haven't done (when) given that opportunity." Thomas will be a free agent this summer and wants to secure as large a payday as possible.
Source: USA Today
Mar 16 - 9:37 AM

Isaiah Thomas started alongside Lonzo Ball on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting with five 3-pointers, seven assists, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes.

L.A. scrambled their rotations tonight but it could easily be a one-game experiment if Kyle Kuzma (right ankle) or Brandon Ingram (groin) are able to play on Friday. Either way, Thomas' minutes and fantasy production should be reliable with Josh Hart (wrist) out of the picture.
Mar 15 - 1:55 AM

Isaiah Thomas will move into the Lakers' starting lineup alongside Lonzo Ball on Wednesday.

Kyle Kuzma (ankle) is out tonight and the Lakers are going small vs. the Warriors, which bumps Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to SF. This should be very interesting, especially since Golden State is deploying a makeshift backcourt without both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Mar 14 - 9:04 PM

Isaiah Thomas was clutch vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, scoring 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of the 112-103 win.

He also had the highlight of the night when he put Nikola Jokic on skates on his way to the hoop. Thomas finished 7-of-19 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line, adding four rebounds, two assists and four triples. If the Lakers rest Lonzo Ball on the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday, Thomas will be poised for a monster night.
Mar 14 - 1:14 AM

Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 31 minutes during a win vs. the Cavs on Sunday.

IT opened the game 0-of-4 from the field but soon found his rhythm, finishing 7-of-16 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. He scored 14 of his points in the second half as L.A. built a commanding lead en route to a 127-113 victory, which must have been satisfying after his disastrous stint in Cleveland. Thomas is poison for FG%, but his weighted-FT% is great and he's getting enough assists, points and 3-pointers to make up the difference.
Mar 12 - 12:28 AM

Isaiah Thomas had a quiet night vs. the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 10 points on 5-of-13 shots.

He played 29 minutes, adding four assists, two rebounds and one steal with two turnovers. He was just starting to heat up in his previous four March games with 20.5 points, 7.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 triples, but he'll have a golden opportunity to bounce back vs. his former teammates on Sunday at home vs. Cleveland.
Mar 9 - 11:43 PM

Isaiah Thomas dished out a season-high nine assists in 26 minutes on Wednesday, with 13 points, three rebounds and three 3-pointers.

The Lakers were on a five-game winning streak before losing to Portland, and coach Luke Walton was committed to maintaining that success. "We have to regroup, refocus and not let this turn into a losing streak," Walton said after the loss. That bodes well for the veteran Thomas, whose role was already solidified with Josh Hart (wrist) out indefinitely. IT didn't get to the FT line tonight, which is a minor disappointment -- he's a combined 32-of-34 since the All-Star break (94.1%), which has buoyed his roto value.
Source: L.A. Times
Mar 8 - 1:38 AM

Isaiah Thomas hit just 5-of-21 shots, 1-of-9 3-pointers and 8-of-9 free throws for 19 points and seven assists in 30 minutes of Monday's loss to the Blazers.

His lone missed free throw was massive, as he had a chance to cut the Blazers' lead to one point and get the ball back with seven seconds remaining. However, he missed the free throw, and then had his 3-pointer blocked by Shabazz Napier to seal the win for the Blazers. The good news is that Thomas has been rolling over his last three games, averaging 23 points, 6.7 assists and 2.7 3-pointers. But he doesn't have a steal in his last five games and has struggled with his shot, hitting just 11-of-37 over his last two. But as long as the Lakers keep trying to win games, Thomas should continue to put up solid numbers for the Lakers, although some steals would be nice.
Mar 6 - 1:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Gary Payton II
5Andre Ingram
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Josh Hart
3Alex Caruso
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
PF1Julius Randle
2Kyle Kuzma
3Travis Wear
C1Brook Lopez
2Channing Frye
3Ivica Zubac
4Thomas Bryant