Isaiah Thomas has been excused from the Los Angeles Lakers to evaluate treatment options for his sore hip.
Thomas, who was ruled out of the Lakers’ games on Saturday and Monday due to his hip, left the team in Detroit. The team told reporters in Detroit, where the Lakers played the Pistons on Monday night, that the point guard flew to New York to evaluate options for his hip.
Thomas was shut down after two games in last season’s Eastern Conference finals due to a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. He rehabbed the injury and returned to play on Jan. 2 for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Thomas has played in a total of 32 games this season for the Lakers and Cavaliers. He has averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 assists since being traded by Cleveland to the Lakers at the trade deadline.
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Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The Clippers and Lue’s representative in the contract talks, Andy Miller, completed negotiations on a deal Thursday afternoon, sources said.
The Clippers’ search landed on Lue based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in Cleveland, as well as his strong ability to communicate with players, will resonate within a franchise that underachieved in the 2019-2020 season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
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