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The Orlando Magic are negotiating a contract with free-agent point guard Isaiah Thomas, according to a report from Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.
Thomas started last season on the injured list with a bum hip — and ended it following hip surgery. In between, he played some games for the Cleveland Cavaliers and ultimately, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Prior to last season, Thomas led the Eastern Conference in scoring at 28.9 points per game as a member of the Boston Celtics. But he clearly wasn’t the same player after suffering the hip injury during the East finals vs. the Cavs in 2017.
Thomas, 29, averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 assists in 32 total games this past season.
“Nothing has been agreed to yet, but it seems both sides want to get this done,” Kennedy reported.
Thomas’ rights were renounced by the Lakers on Tuesday.
The Magic are clearly looking for depth at the point-guard spot, with only D.J. Augustin returning.