Isaiah Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Isaiah Thomas trolls Cavaliers on Jimmy Kimmel: 'I'm like the Cavs, I'm gonna get swept'

    USA Today "Isaiah Thomas' time with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season did not go well. Acquired from the Boston Celtics last summer, Thomas was limited to just 15 games by a hip injury. Before and after his recovery, Thomas was at the center of team controversy until he was traded to the Los Angeles..." June 05

  • Isaiah Thomas wants Cavaliers to beat Warriors so he can get a ring

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas played a total of 15 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017-18 NBA season, a fact many of us may have blanked from our memories entirely. Indeed, the NBA has improved its reputation this year for producing the most quality, crazy stories of any major American..." May 31

  • Lakers Free Agent Isaiah Thomas Excited To Be ‘Pain Free’ In Recovery From Hip Surgery

    Lakers Nation "After losing the first two games of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics ruled Isaiah Thomas out for the remainder of the playoffs due to a hip injury. Since then, it has not been an easy calendar year for him. During the 2017-18 NBA..." May 16

  • Isaiah Thomas Wasn't Interested in Personalized Handshakes When Playing With the Cavs

    Complex "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers team heading to the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals is a far cry from the dumpster fire that the team was just a few months ago before deciding to commit to a full rebuild in the middle of the season. Point guard (and one of the notable figures behind the..." May 11

  • GM: Isaiah Thomas Skipping Surgery Last Offseason Considered 'Red Flag'

    Real GM Basketball "At least one general manager believes the decision from Isaiah Thomas not to undergo surgery on his injured hip last offseason is a red flag. Thomas underwent surgery at the end of this season. "It’s a red flag that he did not have surgery on it," one general manager told Sporting News. "If..." April 25

  • Isaiah Thomas guarantees he'll be fully healthy by free agency

    247 Sports "While the summer of 2018 might not play out like he thought it would have at the start of the 2017-18 campaign, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas is confident that he will be able to attack his rehab hard enough in order to put himself in a position to be fully healthy by July 1 when..." April 09

  • Isaiah: No regrets about '17 playoffs, playing helped numb pain of sister's death

    Los Angeles Times "Isaiah Thomas approached, using one crutch to help him walk, a little over a week after having arthroscopic hip surgery. He had the injury fixed on March 28 of this year, though he suffered it in March 2017. In fact, he kept playing basketball for two more months after that, helping the Boston..." April 07

  • Lakers' Isaiah Thomas begins rehab after hip surgery

    Los Angeles Times "Isaiah Thomas returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday night from New York where he had surgery on his right hip on March 29. Before the Lakers played the Utah Jazz, he reached out to head coach Luke Walton to wish him luck. Thomas played in 17 games for the Lakers since being traded from Cleveland..." April 05

  • Isaiah Thomas Undergoes Surgery on Hip Injury; Out 4 Months

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, the team announced Thursday. According to the Lakers, Thomas should recover from the procedure in four months, which will have him healthy in plenty of..." March 29

  • Report: Lakers interested in keeping Isaiah Thomas despite hip issues

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite another flareup of hip issues, the Los Angeles Lakers would reportedly be interested in keeping Isaiah Thomas around past this season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers do still have interest in retaining Thomas, who is a pending free agent. Any such pursuit, however,..." March 28

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas to undergo season-ending hip surgery

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas is set to undergo a season-ending arthroscopic right hip surgery tomorrow, according to a team release. The procedure is meant to be merely a follow-up to help alleviate the remnants from his previous surgery at the end of the 2016-17 postseason. “We..." March 28

  • Will pending free agent Isaiah Thomas get career back on track?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Some people believe a bad ending between Isaiah Thomas and the Cavaliers was inevitable. “I think somebody is f—ing stupid,” said Channing Frye, whom Cleveland traded with Thomas to the Lakers as part of a deadline day shakeup. Nothing was inevitable with Thomas. Nothing is inevitable with..." March 27

  • Isaiah Thomas Leaves Team to Evaluate Options for Hip Injury

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas left the team in order to seek medical opinions on his injured hip, Spectrum SportsNet's Mike Trudell reported Monday. According to Trudell, Thomas has been dealing with soreness in his hip and will travel to New York to see what options are..." March 26

  • Isaiah Thomas Out For Remainder Of Road Trip Due To Sore Hip

    Lakers Nation "When the Los Angeles Lakers began their four-game road trip there was some hope Brandon Ingram would return from a groin strain that’s sidelined him since March 3. But the sophomore forward has yet to go through a full practice, and remains out through Saturday. In addition to Ingram, the..." March 24

  • Isaiah Thomas open to staying with Lakers in backup role

    Fanrag Sports "Some feel that Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas is all about himself and that his ego is too big for his britches. Well, either he has changed, or people were wrong all along. While recently answering fan questions on Twitter, Thomas said that he would love to return to the Lakers next..." March 21

  • Isaiah Thomas Says 'Anything Can Happen' When Asked If He'd Play for Celtics

    Bleacher Report "Despite what was an acrimonious departure from the team, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas isn't ready to rule out a return to the Boston Celtics. Thomas responded on Twitter that "anything can happen" when asked if he'd consider signing with the Celtics in the summer: Last..." March 19

  • Isaiah Thomas: I'm Not A Sixth Man

    Real GM Basketball "Despite a disappointing 17-18 season in which he's struggled to fully come back from a hip injury, Isaiah Thomas believes he remains a central playing in the NBA as he approaches free agency. “I'm not no sixth man,” Thomas declared in an interview with USA TODAY Sports this week. “And I won't..." March 15

  • Isaiah Thomas, Julius Randle downplay fiery exchange in huddle

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers seemed to get rattled going against a hampered Golden State Warriors team without its All-Star backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and defensive anchor Draymond Green. Lakers forward Julius Randle and point guard Isaiah Thomas, who was inserted in the starting..." March 15

  • Kyle Kuzma says Isaiah Thomas was trying to kill the Cavaliers

    247 Sports "While he maintains it was just another matchup over the course of his team's 82-game schedule, one member of the Los Angeles Lakers is suggesting that Isaiah Thomas had some extra motivation during Sunday night's win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following the Lakers' practice session on..." March 13

  • Why it didn't work out for Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland

    ESPN "Last May 26 in Boston's TD Garden, in the moments after the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off the Eastern Conference Finals with a 33-point win, LeBron James came down to the end of the Celtics' bench and found Isaiah Thomas. James wrapped his arms around Thomas and spoke into his ear, holding..." March 11

  • Isaiah Thomas: Lakers ‘Don’t Know How To Win Yet’

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers followed a familiar pattern against the Orlando Magic for a third consecutive game. They fell behind early, fought their way back from a deficit, and were in position to win come the fourth quarter. It worked against the San Antonio Spurs, but the Lakers were unable to..." March 09

  • I.T. calls trade to Lakers 'panic' move by Cavs

    CBS Sports "When the Cleveland Cavaliers turned their roster upside down on deadline day, one of the players they sent away was Isaiah Thomas. That they traded the former All-Star point guard to the Lakers after he had played just 15 games with the team was both shocking in the big picture, but completely..." February 25

  • Lakers’ Lonzo Ball on playing with Isaiah Thomas: ‘Opposites attract’

    Orange County Register "It was late on a Saturday night when Isaiah Thomas, fresh off his 22-point Lakers debut in Dallas earlier this month, landed in Los Angeles for the first time after being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers. With three days between games, the next practice was not scheduled until Monday..." February 23

  • Isaiah: 'It was wrong for me to get ejected' because I was protecting myself

    The Score "Isaiah Thomas doesn't believe he deserved to get tossed from Wednesday's game. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard got into a heated exchange with Rajon Rondo after the New Orleans Pelicans floor general was hounding him on defense, and they were both ejected with 33 seconds remaining in the..." February 15

  • Rajon Rondo And Isaiah Thomas Both Got Ejected In The First Quarter Wednesday

    Dime Magazine "Rajon Rondo has never been here to make friends with anyone, not even his own teammates. So when the former Celtics star was asked last month about the franchise’s plans to pay homage to Isaiah Thomas with a video tribute upon his return to Boston while he was still a member of the Cavs, Rondo..." February 15

  • Avery Bradley Has Been ‘Checking In,’ Giving Advice To Isaiah Thomas

    NESN "Who would have thought a year ago that Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas would be playing in the same city, just on a different side of the country? Yet that’s the situation the two former Boston Celtics guards find themselves in, with Bradley a member of the Los Angeles Clippers after being..." February 15

  • Isaiah: Lakers session was 'the first real practice I had all year'

    The Score "Jae Crowder isn't the only one who's better off after being shipped out of Cleveland. New Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas was asked about his conditioning having returned to action only a month ago after spending the previous seven months recovering from a hip injury. "I'm..." February 14

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas has ‘no love’ for LeBron James, felt he talked down to him

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James both seem quite relieved that they no longer have to call each other teammates, and it sounds like it may be a while before they call or text one another to catch up, too. On Tuesday’s edition of “Undisputed” on FSI, Chris Broussard said he was told by a source..." February 13

  • Isaiah Thomas Throws Shade At Cavs While Praising Lakers’ Young Talent

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas seems to be thrilled about his new home, but it also sounds like he’s still a little bitter about his departure from his previous destination. Thomas’ Cavaliers tenure seemingly was over before it started, as he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers last Thursday after playing just..." February 13

  • Isaiah Thomas after Lakers debut: ‘I feel like I got my powers back’

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas got his powers back, and he didn’t even have to grab a drink from Michael’s Secret Stuff. Thomas’ debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was a success, and the guard said afterwards that being with his new team was revitalizing. Thomas made a 3-pointer on his first shot with his..." February 11

  • Thomas 'shocked' at trade, set to fire up Lakers

    ESPN "Shocked that the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him after just 15 games, Isaiah Thomas is ready for a "fresh start" with the Los Angeles Lakers. Thomas and Channing Frye, who were traded to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., will come off the bench in their Lakers debut against the..." February 10

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas to come off bench during Lakers debut

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers recent trade deadline acquisition Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench when he makes his team debut ‪Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Thomas had been very vocal about not being willing to come off the bench, as was his agent the..." February 10

  • Magic Johnson Shot Down Speculation That Isaiah Thomas Will Start Over Lonzo Ball In Los Angeles

    Uproxx "The Los Angeles Lakers have something of a point guard problem. The team has its entrenched starter in Lonzo Ball, who is universally regarded as the potential face of the franchise, even as he has worked through some issues during his rookie campaign and is currently out with an injury. On..." February 09

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas ‘Ecstatic’ About Being A Laker

    SLAM Online "On Wednesday, Isaiah Thomas told reporters he did not wish to be traded ahead of the deadline. On Thursday, the Cavaliers included IT in a deal with the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. But according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the former All-Star point guard is now “ecstatic” to..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas could re-join Celtics if bought out by Lakers

    247 Sports "Could we be seeing Isaiah Thomas' return to Boston? Following Thomas' trade to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was speculation as to how Thomas would fit into the team. After all, Lonzo Ball is the starting point guard and Josh Hart has lit up the stat sheet while..." February 08

  • Luke Walton will not commit to Isaiah Thomas as a starter

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t count on Isaiah Thomas starting for the Los Angeles Lakers. Lakers coach Luke Walton would not commit to making Thomas a starter after the team acquired him from the Cleveland Cavaliers." February 08

  • Lakers rumor: Isaiah Thomas would rather get bought out than come off bench

    Clutch Points "The final day before the NBA Trade Deadline was set on the fire with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ trade of Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. A number of NBA writers, fans, and players have chimed in on the deal,..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas before trade: 'I just want to be where I'm wanted'

    USA Today "Isaiah Thomas, just hours after claiming that he didn't want to be traded again, was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline, ending his tumultuous — and brief — tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm tired of being traded," Thomas said following Cleveland's..." February 08

  • Markieff Morris takes jab at Isaiah Thomas for ‘talking himself out of town’

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers made a trade that sent Isaiah Thomas to L.A., and Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has an opinion on why that happened. When asked about his reaction after hearing about the trade, Morris made reference to how outspoken Thomas had been..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas Won’t Have To Wait Long To Try And Get His Revenge On The Cavs

    Dime Magazine "The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers met it was a cordial meeting between Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and Cavs vet LeBron James, where the biggest intrigue is what James said to Ball in the postgame handshakes. Now, the scene will be very different. Thursday’s trade between..." February 08

  • Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. traded to Cavs for Isaiah Thomas, first round pick

    Clutch Points "As the Feb. 8 trade deadline comes to a close, it was fairly quiet as teams were reportedly ‘easing out’ to focus on the buyout market — until the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers were in serious discussions. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers are trading Jordan..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas' agent on trade: Isaiah, LeBron 'clearly wasn't working'

    247 Sports "In a shocking trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly traded Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Thomas had just a few moments of greatness in his brief time with the Cavs but overall, he just didn't fit in with Cleveland and was quite critical of teammates and the coaching..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Deadline: Isaiah Thomas Hopes He's Not Traded By Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas said he is not hoping he's traded from the Cavaliers by Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline, while acknowledging the rocky start to his tenure here. "I'm tired of being traded," Thomas said, after the Cavs stunned Minnesota, 140-138 in overtime. "That's not a good thing, but, I just want..." February 08

  • LeBron James is reportedly unhappy with how he and Isaiah Thomas are playing together

    Sporting News "LeBron James is frustrated, and when he gets irritated, blame gets thrown around. This is a big reason why he reportedly cursed out two Cavaliers executives in "maybe the worst team meeting in NBA history" last month. That meeting has been cut up and dissected and evaluated to death and..." February 07

  • How Cleveland Cavaliers Can Solve Their Isaiah Thomas Problem

    Bleacher Report "Between his atrocious defense, low shooting numbers and obvious physical disadvantage, Isaiah Thomas is hurting the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now 13 games into his Cavs tenure, Thomas has done almost nothing to fill the hole left by Kyrie Irving. The two-time All-Star is averaging 15.2 points, 2.1..." February 07

  • Isaiah Thomas criticizes how Cavs respond to adversity

    Fanrag Sports "Two years ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers made a historic NBA Finals comeback to snare their first NBA championship. They remain the only team that’s rallied back to win a Finals series down 3-1, and that year’s team did so against the best NBA regular-season outfit in history. Some of the same..." February 07

  • Isaiah blames Cavs' struggles on trust issues, not lack of toughness

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers have a ton of problems that have been on display this season. Few, if any, have been more prominent than the team’s struggles to do anything on the defensive end of the floor. This has been a problem in Cleveland for a while now, but this year, the team has looked..." February 04

  • Brian Windhorst Suggests Isaiah Thomas Should Be Playing In G-League

    NESN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas’ play noticeably has dropped off since last season with the Boston Celtics. But it has gotten so bad that ESPN Cleveland Cavaliers reporter Brian Windhorst suggested Thomas should be playing in the G-League. “Right now, the best place for Isaiah..." February 01

  • Isaiah Thomas' defensive rating the worst in the past 25 years

    247 Sports "Isaiah Thomas is simply put, a very bad defender. He not only ranked as one of the absolute worst defenders in the NBA last season, he ranks as the worst this season. Making matters worse is that not only is Thomas the worst defender in the NBA this season, he's the worst of the past 25..." February 01

  • LeBron James Unhappy With Isaiah Thomas-Dan Gilbert Relationship

    NESN "Think LeBron James misses Kyrie Irving yet? The Cleveland Cavaliers are a trainwreck (for now). The defending Eastern Conference champions aren’t playing well, the team’s players reportedly can’t stop arguing and star forward Kevin Love just went down with a broken hand. And, fair or not,..." January 31