Omni (WSN)

Dec 21, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony said he's happy to see new teammate Isaiah Thomas playing again in the NBA.

"At times, it gets stressful. I'm sure you want to get down on yourself. As you can see, he was prepared for whatever moment," Anthony told reporters after Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bulls. "I'm just happy he's back in the league and it just happens to be with us." Thomas played just three games in the NBA last season while on a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. His last regular playing time came early in the 2019-20 campaign with the Washington Wizards before he was waived following a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers. Having gone unsigned to open the current season, he joined the Grand Rapids Gold of the G League last week. It took him just one game with the Denver Nuggets' affiliate to prove he warranted another NBA look, tallying 42 points, eight assists, six rebounds, two steals and no turnovers in 42 minutes on Wednesday. Thomas signed with the Lakers two days later and has played well across his first couple of appearances with the club.