Thomas (hip) will be out for four months following Thursday's successful surgery. As expected, Thomas will miss significant time following a surgery to correct a hip issue that's plagued him since late last season. The injury had clearly been bothering him, as he averaged just 15.2 points on 37.3 percent shooting this season compared to 2016-17's marks of 28.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Considering his recent medical history and play, the unrestricted free agent may be in line to sign a short-term "prove-it" deal over the summer.
Thomas will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right hip Thursday. Thomas had been held out of the Lakers' last two games while dealing with residual soreness in his surgically repaired hip, and after a subsequent evaluation it's been decided that another procedure is the best course of action. The Lakers will release a timetable following the surgery, but Thomas will obviously miss the remainder of the regular season, and his recovery will likely span several months. An unrestricted free agent this summer, Thomas, given his recent medical history, will probably have to seek a one-year contract in order to prove he can stay healthy before any team would be willing to commit to him long-term.
Thomas (hip) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, Bill Oram of The Orange County Register reports. Thomas will miss his third straight contest due to hip soreness, leaving Tyler Ennis and/or Alex Caruso to see expanded minutes against the Mavericks behind starter Lonzo Ball. Thomas' next opportunity to take the court will come Friday against the Bucks, so look for more updates to come at some point after practice Thursday.
Thomas (hip), who's already been ruled out of Monday's game against the Pistons, is traveling to New York to evaluate treatment optinos for his hip, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports. Thomas has been dealing with some discomfort in his surgically repaired hip, so this is certainly a concerning development for his availability the rest of the season. Another update should be provided once Thomas is reevaluated, though it wouldn't be surprising if the guard ended up missing at least a handful more games. His next shot to play will come on Wednesday against the Mavericks, but he can be considered highly questionable at best for now. If Thomas were to miss extended time, guys like Tyler Ennis and/or Alex Caruso could see added minutes off the bench behind Lonzo Ball in the backcourt.
Thomas (hip) will miss the Lakers' next two games, Bill Oram of Southern California News Group reports. Thomas appears to be battling discomfort in his surgically repaired hip, and the Lakers will hold him out for the rest of their road trip on what's likely somewhat of a precautionary basis. The 29-year-old played 26 minutes in Thursday's loss to New Orleans, finishing with 15 points, two assists and six turnovers. His absence will likely equate to increased minutes for Tyler Ennis and/or Alex Caruso off the bench behind Lonzo Ball.
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