He even compared his pending free agency to going through the pre-draft experience back in 2011, when he watched Kyrie Irving go first overall and sat through 58 more picks before Sacramento selected him with the 60th and final pick.Six years later, the two bookends of the draft were traded for one another.Now a Laker, Thomas knows who he is playing for.“All you need is one team to love you,” Thomas said. “It’s like the draft all over again. You just need one team.”Wade, who played alongside Thomas briefly this season in Cleveland, said Thomas made a gutsy choice to play through his hip injury during the 2017 playoffs, rather than saying, “I’m done, let me get ready for the next season so I can get a max deal.”“He kept trying to fight and fight and fight for the city that he was playing for,” Wade said. “So it’s a tough situation man, but one thing I know about him you don’t become a household name at 5-foot whatever he is without having grit, without having toughness, without knowing that you can overcome anything.”KNIFE THROUGH THE HARTJosh Hart will undergo surgery on Friday, two days after suffering a broken bone in his left hand during a Lakers practice in Miami.Just over six weeks remain in the season, casting Hart’s availability into question. The Lakers are not providing a timeline for a possible return, but Walton said the rookie swingman will be re-evaluated “every two, three weeks from now.”“Obviously there’s zero rush to bring him back,” Walton said. “But if he’s healthy and ready to play and we’ve got a couple of weeks left, then yeah, we’ll get him back on the court.”The 30th pick in June’s draft, Hart had started 10 consecutive games, and is averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. He has six double-doubles this season.“He’s much more advanced than I would have thought,” Walton said. “It was tough to judge what I thought he’d be like out of college because of his type of game, and originally his opportunities weren’t going to be the same as some of the other rookies just because of where he was on the depth chart.”Hart “did an unbelievable job of being professional and earning the coaching staff’s trust every time that he got opportunities,” Walton said. MIAMI — The delirious peak of Isaiah Thomas’ one-man show came two minutes into the fourth quarter, when he drained his sixth 3-pointer of the night and third of the period.This one off the glass.The newest Laker scored 29 points in 29 minutes in the Lakers’ 131-113 win over the Heat on Thursday night, his best performance since being acquired from Cleveland on Feb. 8. Earlier in the day, the former All-Star said if he is given “the same opportunity that I was given in Boston, I would do the same thing.”It was hard to argue after Thursday’s performance, with Thomas trading big shots with Heat star Dwyane Wade in the fourth quarter. The Lakers avoided a potential stalemate when Thomas arrived with Walton choosing not to start the two-time All-Star. Instead, Thomas has found success off the bench – a role he no doubt views as temporary. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I could do it,” Thomas said after the win. “I’ve done it before. I’m a scorer, I’m a guy that makes plays. So when given that opportunity, I’ve showed I can do it, but there’s no other way around it. I’m not here to prove to anybody I can do it, the world knows what I bring to the table.”Thomas will hit free agency in July, and everyone around the league will be looking to his performance in L.A. to help set his market value. When that time comes, his performance at American Airlines Arena will likely be discussed.“A lot of it was him just being him and showing the world how good he is again,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.While there were those who doubt Thomas can return to the form of a max-contract superstar, Thomas has never seemed to let that affect him.“If I play, I’m going to produce,” Thomas said. “That’s just who I am, that’s who I always been. Injury is not going stop me from doing that. Coach is going to put this team in the best position to win.”
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Last to know… · 224 weeks ago Maybe next time they can do a little advertising beforehand. I have read News cow every night this week and this seems to be the first hearing about the job fair and it’s the day after. Report Reply 1 reply · active 224 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 224 weeks ago I had the same thought. I’m not looking for a job but try to keep up on local events and what’s going on and the first I heard of the job fair was the day after, I expect that is the same for many others in the community. This would be a bad deal for somebody looking for work. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report â€” The Sumner County Job Fair was held at the Raymond Frye Complex at 320 N. Jefferson Ave. Wednesday. The event was sponsored by Workforce Centers Kansas, Sumner County Economic Development, and Wellington Chamber. Follow us on Twitter.