Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench when he makes his Los Angeles Lakers debut Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told ESPN.
Lakers coach Luke Walton and Thomas had dinner together in Dallas on Friday and discussed expectations and roles.
With the young Lakers playing their best ball of the season — they have won eight of their last 10 contests and 12 of their last 16 — Walton’s intention is to integrate Thomas slowly into the offense, and the point guard is in agreement with that, sources tell ESPN.
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Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22390425/isaiah-thomas-come-bench-vs-dallas-mavericks-los-angeles-lakers-debut
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