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NBA free agency 2014: Lakers interested in Isaiah Thomas, according to report

Isaiah Thomas, Mr. Irrelevant in the 2011 NBA Draft, will have multiple teams to sign an offer sheet with this summer.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have interest in restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kingsreports Aaron Bruski of NBC Sports. The Kings extended a $1.1 million qualifying offer to Thomas, giving them control over his free agency.

Thomas is an interesting option for the Lakers, who could have drafted the score-first point guard late in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. He's improved each year in Sacramento, averaging a career-high 20.3 points along with 6.4 assists per game last season.

He's undersized for the position, standing at just 5'9 and 185 lbs, but he's proven to be a dynamic scorer in his time with Sacramento. Thomas is limited on defense and is likely best served in an off-the-bench scorer role, however. Still, point guard has been a sore spot for Los Angeles, and Thomas could be a change-of-pace scoring punch.

The Lakers are said to be approaching free agency carefully. Los Angeles is open to signing a superstar player to a maximum contract but will carefully pick-and-choose any secondary options if they don't land either LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.

Other teams interested in Thomas include the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericksaccording to Bruski.

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