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Catching Up With LSU Basketball in the 2021 NBA Summer League

by Lewis hawkins
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As NBA Summer League action heats up in Las Vegas, LSU has been well represented with numerous players in attendance showcasing their game. Putting their talents on display for all NBA franchises gives them the chance to earn an NBA contract or gain valuable minutes on an active roster coming this season. After being selected 27th overall in the first round of the NBA Draft last month, Thomas has the chance to prove his worth in this years’ Summer League and show he is NBA ready. On a loaded Nets squad with numerous All-NBA caliber talent filling their roster, this gives Thomas the opportunity to show he is more than able to step in and give key minutes off the bench come the 2021-22 season.

In Thomas’ first showing, he scored a team high 19 points against the Memphis Grizzlies while also showcasing his playmaking ability, something he is determined to continue improving on. Finding the open man in transition and keeping his head up when driving to the goal to deliver a pass to his cutting teammate has been a bright spot for Thomas.

“You know, this is my first pro game, so I’m just getting a feel for everything, came off the bench,” Thomas said after his debut. “So, I just had to get a rhythm, get a flow for everything. Once I got a nice rhythm, I felt like I was pretty, you know, just basketball from there on.”

As Thomas begins to get more comfortable on the floor, his scoring ability is sure to get the Nets coaching staff intrigued for what’s to come from the young bucket getter. In Wednesday afternoon’s performance, Thomas led the Nets to a come from behind victory over the Bucks after dropping 22 points with 4 assists.

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