Thomas scored 42 points in his NBA G League debut on Wednesday night.
It’s somewhat surprising the Lakers are signing Thomas, considering LeBron James didn’t appear to enjoy playing with Thomas on the Cavaliers. The Lakers showed interest in Thomas last offseason, presumably without LeBron objecting.
Expectations are far lower for Thomas now than when he replaced Kyrie Irving on the Cavs. Thomas figures to provide depth, but actually joining the rotation will depend on how coronavirus has spread within the Lakers.