By Ian Parfrey @Ianparfrey
The Nets signed former University of Memphis small forward Adonis Thomas today. Thomas, 20, declared for the 2013 draft after averaging 11.7 points and 4.5 rebounds as a sophomore (while shooting only 40.5% from the floor). He went undrafted, and signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks on September 30. The Hawks waived Thomas on October 14, after he appeared in one preseason game, and totaled two points and one rebound.
Thomas was a highly regarded high school player, and possesses a 7-foot wingspan despite only standing 6-foot-7. He’s considered to have some potential as a defender, but his offensive game needs work, and his college career was largely disappointing.
The Nets already have 15 players under contract, and Thomas has little chance of making the opening night roster. Instead, the Nets will almost certainly assign him to the Springfield Armor of the NBDL.