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Isaiah Thomas had strong interest in signing with Lakers as free agent

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point guard confirmed to Grantland that he had a strong interest in signing with the in free agency this summer, but the team waited too long as it pursued , who st stay. If a contract is put in front of you, don’t hesitate. Just sign it. That has to be the advice to Ravel Morrison at Ostersunds this week.At the time of writing, it appears over. Ian Burchnall, Ostersunds’ English coach, conceding their Januarwound up quiell Jeff Reine-Adelaide.The Mirror says reports in France claiming that former midfielder Reine-Adelaide is on the verge of a £18.5m (€20m) move to Lyon.If the 21-year-old does complete the transfer from fellow Ligue 1 side Angers, Ouest France reckly re-signing with the , and Thomas moved on. 

Yeah, I did.

First off, it’s the Los Angeles Lakers. Who wouldn’t want to play for them? Second off, I felt like they always needed a point guard — a small guard like myself. I always envisioned myself playing with the Lakers, but like you said, they were waiting on Carmelo and other moves. The Suns came out of nowhere and showed a lot of interest, and I fell in love with them.

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Well, this is a total disaster. Thomas would be the second-best player behind on that team, and would give them a little bit of nearly everything they need except defense, and even then he’s at least a willing defender. 

Missing out on Thomas is a huge mistake, especially given the sweetheart deal the Suns got him for. The Lakers could have had a guy who would he for Ajax attacker David Neres.De Telegraaf says Napoli are in contact with Ajax for the Brazil international, though are not alone.Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are also interested in Neres, though United will have to act fast given the Preave been ready to be a part of a contending team when the Lakers found their next superstar. Yes, it would have eaten into the cap, but not enough to keep them from being able to make a big play for an alpha dog. 

Was chasing Melo worth it? It’s easy to say no, now, given that the team failed to get him and was never in serious talks with the Lakers, only the and Knicks. But they couldn’t risk signing Isaiah Thomas and then having to tell their fanbase they couldn’t get Anthony because of him. 

That said, good Lord, could they use him now. 

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