Column: It will be hard for Adonis Thomas to find a home in the NBA

Are y’all surprised that Adonis Thomas hasn’t signed with a NBA team yet? Well, I am not shocked at all.

Let’s face it, Thomas didn’t prove to be a studded star in college. He had two years to prove that he has what it takes to play at the next level. In this year’s NBA Draft, there were far too much talent and Thomas didn’t measure up. I was a firm believer of Thomas during his days at Memphis, but I am not sure that he will get back to the days at Melrose High School where he was the man.

Let’s look at his stats from last season at Memphis. He averaged 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game. If Thomas had played at the 4 or 5 spot, then these numbers would’ve been acceptable. It would be best for Thomas to try his luck overseas. Not trying to be mean or nothing, but he didn’t perform like he should’ve.

What was Thomas thinking about? Like seriously.

He was so confident that he would get drafted and I was hoping for the best with his basketball career. To me, it was a 50/50 chance that he would get drafted by a NBA team. His night ended with a loss instead of a win. Trey Burke, Reggie Bullock, C.J. McCollum, Michael-Carter Williams, Victor Oladipo, and many other guards did their part in college to get drafted.

There is still a chance that Thomas will be picked up by a team to come join their training camp, but how soon will it happen?

Everyone can only play the waiting game along with Thomas and wait to see what happens next. As of right now, Thomas should just focus on the Bluff City Classic and make some noise there. Thomas mentioned that he has plenty of time to play in the NBA. Now that’s funny and I hope he was just joking. A lot of guys do not last long in the NBA. Either they suffer an career-ending injury or can’t measure up to the veterans in the league. Which one will Thomas be? Only time will tell.

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