Thomas, who was acquired in a three-team, four player trade Thursday, will not be retained by the Clippers, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports. This isn't all too surprising given the Clippers' depth. Prior to being traded -- and subsequently waived -- Thomas appeared in 40 games for the Wizards and posted averaged of 12.2 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 23.1 minutes. He should draw some interest as a free agent.
Thomas was traded from the Wizards to the Clippers on Thursday as part of a three-team, four player deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Wizards will reportedly receive Jerome Robinson in return, while the Knicks will send Marcus Morris to the Clippers in exchange for Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick. Thomas should slot in as the team's backup point guard behind Patrick Beverley (groin), joining a bench unit that already boasts the likes of Lou Williams, Landry Shamet and Montrezl Harrell. Prior to getting traded, Thomas posted averages of 12.2 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 40 games (23.1 minutes per tilt) with the Wizards.
Thomas supplied 16 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes Tuesday in the Wizards' 151-131 loss to the Bucks. Thomas reached double figures in scoring for the fourth game in a row, but it came with little in the way of supporting production outside of the three-pointers category. The 16 points were actually Thomas' most in 11 games, so even his upside in that category is fairly muted these days. He shapes up as a better fantasy option in 14-team and 16-team leagues than anything shallower than that, and as a veteran on an expiring deal, Thomas seems more likely to see his role shrink rather than grow as the Wizards play out the string on a non-contending season.
Thomas tallied 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and one block in 22 minutes during Thursday's 124-112 win over the Cavaliers. Thomas wasn't all that efficient as a scorer or distributor, finishing with almost as many turnovers (three) as dimes. However, he has now reached double figures in scoring in consecutive contests for the first time this month. With the lowly Hawks on tap for Sunday, Thomas has another solid opportunity to fill it up offensively.
Thomas managed seven points (2-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), two assists and one rebound in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 123-89 loss to the Magic. Thomas failed to obtain any control of the ball, scoring zero points (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in the first half and committing five turnovers overall. The performance is representative of a recent downslope, where he had shot 34.1 percent in the Wizards' previous five games. The 30-year-old's disappointments, along with backup Ish Smith's 18 points averaged through Washington's last seven games, may persuade team head coach Scott Brooks to alter the rotation in favor of the latter.
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