KEY POINTS

  • Isaiah Thomas and Quinn Cook have offered up their services to the Los Angeles Lakers
  • The Lakers are unlikely to add Thomas and Cook as they have a full roster
  • Frank Vogel is confident about the Lakers' chances once the NBA playoffs start

The Los Angeles Lakers are not looking good at the moment. Currently at the seventh spot, the purple and gold may end up in the play-in tournament, which could affect their chances of defending their NBA title. More help is needed, and a former Laker has offered up his services.

Isaiah Thomas had a short stint with the New Orleans Pelicans and gave a credible showing. With the Lakers in need of healthy bodies, the 32-year-old journeyman could provide some added spark off the bench. But the question is: will Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka be open to the idea?

Thomas put up a post on Twitter saying he could help the Lakers boys during this time.

While he does have veteran experience, most know that his stock has severely dwindled. And considering the team has other guys like Alex Caruso and Talen Horton-Tucker, the offer could be a long shot.

The two-time All-Star is not the only one open to helping the Lakers. Quinn Cook, another former Laker, responded to the tweet of Thomas. "Man I feel you!! You ain’t the only one big bro!" he wrote.

Generous as their offers may be, the thing here is that adding them to the roster at this stage looks improbable. Los Angeles does not have a roster spot open, meaning the Lakers would have to waive someone in the current lineup to take them in.

Despite LeBron James and Anthony Davis unlikely to be at 100%, head coach Frank Vogel said he feels they can still muster enough to make a good run in the NBA playoffs. The Lakers mentor is not at all worried about the possibility of being relegated to the play-in tournament.

“For me, I’m unafraid of the play-in tournament with this team,” Vogel said. “But we definitely want to finish in the top-six. There’s just too many things that can happen in a one-game series: foul trouble, a rolled ankle, anything like that could pop up. We definitely want to finish in the top-six, it’s high priority for us, but at the same time, I’m confident in our group.”

The Lakers will try to bounce back Sunday when they face the Phoenix Suns. Ironically, there is a chance that the purple and gold may face the Suns in the playoffs if they end up at the seventh or eighth spot after the NBA regular season.

Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Washington Wizards Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Washington Wizards Photo: Getty Images | Patrick McDermott