Thomas, 32, is 5-foot-9 and appeared in four games with the Lakers after signing a 10-day hardship deal. 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 safe bet is that Thomas will sign a 10-day hardship deal, but the Mavs currently have six replacement players on their roster and just five players in the health and safety protocols,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors. “If the plan is for Thomas to sign a 10-day contract, Dallas either has more players entering the protocols or will be replacing a couple of its current hardship signees.”