Four days after being cut by the Hawks, undrafted rookie Adonis Thomas has landed in Brooklyn. The Nets announced today in a press release that the team has signed Thomas to a contract, increasing their roster to 18 players.
Thomas, 20, was a surprising entry in this year’s draft, declaring his intent following his sophomore season at Memphis. In his last year with the Tigers, the 6’6″ forward averaged 11.7 PPG and 4.5 RPG, with a .405 FG%.
The Nets have 15 players on fully guaranteed contracts on their roster, so there’s a strong possibility that the team will retain Thomas’ rights for its D-League affiliate, the Springfield Armor. In addition to Thomas, non-guaranteed camp invitees Jorge Gutierrez and Chris Johnson also remain under contract with Brooklyn.