Isaiah Thomas is committed to helping the Lakers, but he’s also thinking about free agency after this season, saying “all you need is one team to love you.”
Six Lakers scored in double figures Thursday night, including Isaiah Thomas (29 points, six 3-pointers) and Julius Randle (25 points, 21 coming in the first half), but Lakers coach Luke Walton said Ball was the best player on the floor despite taking only five shots.
“He was great,” Walton said. “To me he was probably the best player on the court tonight, and I think he only shot five times, which is why we’ve been so high on him from day one. He’s one of the very unique players, it doesn’t matter if he’s taking shots, scoring 20 a game, or not, he can impact the game from all over. He was doing that for us tonight. All-around probably, in my opinion, the best player on the floor tonight.”
Walton’s praise came in a game in which Miami’s Dwyane Wade turned back the clock and scored 25 points off the bench, including sinking a highlight-worthy turnaround, fadeaway jumper from the baseline while being blanketed by Ball.
De’Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings (40.7 percent) — Fox has dished out 19 assists during the past three games, averaging 30.0 MPG during that span, and he also provides scoring and Cheap La Kings Jerseys steals on a team that lacks exciting playmakers. As the season winds down, Fox likely will run plenty Cheap Jordan Jerseys China as the Kings look to the future.
Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, New York Knicks (9.6 percent) — While Burke is providing more scoring than Mudiay, there is something to be said about Mudiay’s assist numbers so far during his tenure with the Knicks. The No. 7 overall pick in 2015 has 17 assists during his past three games and has seen his playing time rise into the low 30s. As is the case with Burke, there is lots of fantasy upside here if you can put up with his lack of efficiency as a shooter.