Point guard Isaiah Thomas‘ 10-day contract with the Mavericks will expire overnight and as of this writing there was no word on if he would receive a new deal.
Thomas entered health and safety protocols one day after signing with the Mavs and has not appeared in a game. He is listed on the injury report as “not with team” for Friday’s road game vs. the Rockets.
Thomas, 32, is 5-foot-9 and appeared in four games with the Lakers after signing a 10-day hardship deal earlier in the season. He averaged 9.3 points, but shot just 31 percent from the field and 23 percent on 3-pointers.
The Lakers opted to not sign Thomas to a second 10-day contract, and he immediately drew interest throughout the league. He led the Eastern Conference in scoring at 28.9 points during the 2016-17 season — but hasn’t been at that level after suffering a major hip injury four years ago.
He appeared in just three games for the Pelicans last season, but had a productive year with the Wizards in 2019-20, averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 assists in 40 games.
The Mavericks (20-18) have won four straight and five of six. Star guard Luka Doncic is listed as “doubtful” with an ankle injury for Friday night.