Isaiah Thomas expected to make Lakers debut Saturday

Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas

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The Lakers acquired Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to Thursday's trade deadline in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. However, they made a big trade before the National Basketball Association trade deadline, which sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After setting the league ablaze last season, averaging 28.9 points per game, he would only suit up for the Cavaliers 15 times.

"This is about Isaiah and what he can do to help this young team continue to grow and to win", Thomas' agent Aaron Goodwin told ESPN on Saturday morning.

The Lakers' franchise rookie point guard Lonzo Ball could return from an MCL sprain after the All-Star break.

"The 5'9" point guard put up 16 points in the first half of his purple-and-gold debut, and he did it on 5-of-8 shooting in 14 minutes of play. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka also added that he thinks Thomas and Ball can play together.

It's been a brutal season for Thomas so far and his plan to skip surgery on his torn hip labrum and have a strong final year ahead of his contract has backfired so far.

"He's day-to-day, (Ball) is". We need somebody to come in there and lead our troops.

"Our priority was finding a date that worked to make this an unforgettable experience for Isaiah and for our fans, and we're thrilled to be able to do so this season", Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen said in a news release. 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.

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