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Former Boston Celtics MVP candidate Isaiah Thomas has signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers this afternoon. The guard will be wearing No. 31. Before the Lakers vs. Timberwolves game, Thomas talked on his return to Los Angeles:

Thomas, 32, last played an NBA game during the 2020-21 season when the New Orleans Pelicans signed him to a 10-day contract. He averaged 7.7 points across three games.

The two-time All-Star returns to Los Angeles after averaging 15.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 26.8 minutes in 17 games (one start) for the Lakers during the 2017-18 season.