NBA 2021: Isaiah Thomas signs with the Lakers after the plague of injuries and losses by Covid of the Los Angeles team

NBA 2021 The point guard comes from scoring 42 points in his only game in the G-LeagueIsaiah Thomas signs with the Los Angeles Lakers. APIsaiah Tho

NBA 2021 The point guard comes from scoring 42 points in his only game in the G-League

Isaiah Thomas signs with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Isaiah Thomas returns to the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran point guard signed with the Los Angeles team on Thursday after his brief stint in the Development League, in which he played one game and scored 42 points before being called up by the gold and purple.

Thomas played three games last season with the Pelicans, after which he did not sign with either team. I was part of the Team USA that started the FIBA ​​World Cup qualifiers and last week he signed with the Development League.

The point guard made his G-League debut Wednesday night, scoring 42 points in his only game for Nuggets affiliate Grand Rapids Gold. But due to the Lakers’ coronavirus casualties, the Los Angeles team received an exception and signed the veteran for 10 days.

The Lakers had the casualties of Dwight Howard and Talen Horton-Tucker due to coronavirus positive, while Trevor Ariza and Kendrick Nunn are with injuries multiple weeks. Following the announcement of Thomas’s signing, it was revealed that Avery Bradley, Malik Monk and Russell Westbrook also fell to the Covid list.

With these elements out for at least two weeks, rules allow a team to sign one more player even if it exceeds the total of 15 players and thus be able to complete a roster of 12 players.

Lakers is branded 16-13, sixth in the West this season. This campaign was reinforced by multiple former All Stars veterans such as Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo and DeAndre Jordan.

Thomas, a two-time All Star and second All NBA team in 2017, has not found a place since that same 2017 injured his hip with the Boston Celtics, after which was traded to the Cleveland Cavs, with whom he played just 15 games before being sent to the Lakers on another trade, with whom he played 17 games. After that, he was in 18/19 with the Nuggets, 19/20 with the Wizards and 20/21 with the Pelicans, playing more than half of the games with Washington alone. Before that, he played for the Kings and Suns, bringing the total franchises he played for to 8.