Isaiah Thomas wasn't shy about expressing his displeasure with the Cleveland Cavaliers during his short tenure with the team, and after being dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers at the trade deadline, Thomas has taken a few more veiled shots at the Cavs while talking about his new team.
After scoring 22 points and dishing out six assists in his Lakers debut, a 130-123 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Thomas said that he felt like he got his "powers back." He explained what he meant by that comment yesterday.
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"I mean a rhythm," he said. "That was the first time I was able to have the ball in my hands and make a play and have guys, I don't know... You see the bench every time I was shooting, they were standing up cheering. That was the feeling I had in Boston where we were playing for each other and had happiness and joy for each other and that is big. From a player that wasn't playing for seven months and to be thrown in the fire, it was tough for me but I felt like myself last game, like not thinking about anything and just going out and playing and leaving it all on the floor. I am going to continue to build on that.
"That makes it easier on the floor when you go to battle. When you hit adversity, you don't go your separate ways. You keep going, & I think in this org everybody's here to play for each other & have a positive mindset when it comes to it."
Thomas routinely complained about the lack of cohesiveness in the Cleveland locker room and that dysfunction was the driving force behind the three trades the Cavs made on deadline day.
Thomas is averaging 15.2 points and 4.6 assists per game this season.Back to the Cleveland Cavaliers Newsfeed