2/13/2018 11:54:00 AM
New Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas isn't opposed to the idea of coming off the bench with his new team.
It was believed that Thomas would not want to come off the bench for the Lakers but he said on Saturday that, although he would prefer to start, he's willing to do whatever it takes to help the team.
"This is the best they have been playing," Thomas told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "I don't want to mess anything up. And I told [coach Luke Walton] that. Whatever he needs me to do, I am willing to do that."
"Yes, I would love to be a starter. I feel like I deserve that and earned that. But at the same time, it's a new chapter for me. I am here to help this team, help these young guys, continue to be professional, continue to work hard and continue to gel together," he added.
Isaiah Thomas will back up Lonzo Ball when he comes back but he'll still get a plenty of playing time. Thomas averaged 14.7 points and 4.5 assists in 15 games with the Cavaliers.