The Brooklyn Nets have signed Adonis Thomas to their training camp roster, the team announced today. Thomas, a 6'6" forward, joins the Nets less than 24 hours after the team waived Gary Forbes, another 6'7" forward.
Thomas averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in his sophomore season at the University of Memphis, regressing in numerous areas from his freshman year, but declared for the draft anyway. He went undrafted, and signed with the Atlanta Hawks training camp roster on September 24th. He appeared in one game with the Hawks and was waived on Monday, October 14th.
Thomas brings the team's training camp roster to 18 players: the team's fifteen guaranteed contracts, along with Jorge Gutierrez and Chris Johnson.
Team is so deep, you really have to be desperate to take a Nets training camp invite. You have basically no chance of making team. And certainly no chance to make team as a forward. I could possible see the team giving up on T Taylor, especially if DWill continues to be hurt. Taylor has plenty of potential but he has had enough bad games that if he goes south and injuries require him to play 20 minutes a night, then the team might have a problem.
But the team is stacked at the forward spots. Especially since I think J Johnson can easily be moved to SF against a whole bunch of teams who are running small ball lineups.