But a number of teams are already showing an interest, given the state of the NBA and teams’ rosters being depleted with players in health and safety protocols.
There is a chance Thomas could return to the Celtics, as star guard/forward Jayson Tatum just entered health and safety protocols. Thomas led the Eastern Conference in scoring at 28.9 points during the 2016-17 season.
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.
He played 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.
While the Celtics are one team said to have an interest in bringing in Thomas, others such as the Pistons and Timberwolves have been linked to him as well. He has also spent time with the Nuggets, Cavaliers, Suns and Kings.