Isaiah Thomas Is Already Starting Drama With The Lakers, Refuses To Come Off The Bench Despite Team Having Starting PG In Lonzo Ball

Isaiah Thomas just got traded to the LA Lakers this afternoon and it seems like his camp are already making demands.

Immediately after the Cavs-Lakers trade, Thomas’s agent told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that IT was not coming off the bench for the Lakers despite the team already having a starting point guard in Lonzo Ball and prefers to get bought out by the team.

As of now the Lakers aren’t really committing to starting Isaiah Thomas over Lonzo.

Magic Johson speaking to CBS Sports’ Allie LaForce

Via Allie LaForce

Lonzo is our starting point guard. And that hasn’t changed,” Magic said when asked how him and IT will fit together. “It’s not about starting, it’s about minutes and he’s gonna get a lot of minutes”

The Lakers do not want to buy out Thomas and intend to play him for the rest of the season.

Via Mike Bresnahan

Lakers do not plan on buying out Isaiah Thomas, Walton said.

Thomas is expected to play the rest of the season with Lakers before becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The inevitable Isaiah Thomas-LaVar Ball war of words is going to be amazing.

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