It has been a tumultuous 2017-18 NBA season for the newly-acquired Isaiah Thomas, to say the least. Fortunately, he was able to make quite the impression in his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Although the Lakers ultimately faltered in the 123-130 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Thomas made his presence felt immediately after coming off the bench. The pint-sized point guard admitted he even started to feel like his old self after the game, according to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk:
“I wanted to bring something to the table,” Thomas said. “I felt like I got my powers back playing on this team.”
Thomas’ comments sound like something out of ‘Space Jam’. That said, he is hoping the Nerdluck that stole his talent went back to Moron Mountain.
There were a number of factors that attributed to his slump this season. Even when he made his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was clear that Thomas was and still is working his way back to being 100 percent healthy.
Needless to say, the two-time All-Star has taken a solid first step toward his resurgence after registering 22 points and six assists in 31 minutes of play. The debate moving forward, however, is how long Thomas will be content with coming off the bench.