Isaiah Thomas to come off the bench vs Mavericks

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Former all-star point guard Isaiah Thomas will reportedly be coming off the bench during his Los Angeles Lakers debut against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

On Thursday, ESPN's Rachel Nichols revealed that Thomas' agent, Aaron Goodwin, texted her that his client was unwilling to "come off the bench" for the Lakers following news of the trade. The Lakers are playing the best basketball they have in years - they are 12-4 since January 7th - and Walton is right to let the lineup that has led them through a four-game winning streak stay together. Everything else will work itself out.

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Thomas will effectively be given the Jordan Clarkson role where despite coming off the bench, he'll play heavy minutes especially due to Ball's injury status.

Thomas spoke during the shootaround about wanting to be a starter.

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"We need a point guard", said Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations.

"He's day to day, [Ball] is".

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Thomas has struggled this season after hip surgery in the summer and it's unclear how much he has left in the tank. That's why IT was important for us to make this move. Normally there would be no rush, but Thomas is a free agent at the end of the season. And also, a veteran that can also help Lonzo. This is what I've been doing in terms of my regimen of when I work out.' All those things - we didn't have anybody to teach Lonzo anything. He admitted he is only 75% healthy recently and did not fit in at all in Cleveland's system.

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