Former NBA shooting guard Khyri Thomas has signed with Bilbao Basket, a Spanish team that competes in the Liga ACB, according to agent Misko Raznatovic (Twitter link). Thomas had been a free agent since being waived during training camp last month by the Rockets.
The 38th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Thomas appeared in 34 games for Detroit in his first two NBA seasons, but saw limited action, averaging just 2.3 PPG and 1.0 RPG in 10.5 MPG. After being traded to Atlanta and waived during the 2020 offseason, Thomas caught on with Houston near the end of the 2020/21 campaign, playing well in five games with the team (16.4 PPG, 5.0 APG, and 3.6 RPG in 30.6 MPG).
Thomas’ deal with the Rockets covered multiple years, but it wasn’t guaranteed beyond ’20/21, so the team was able to part ways with him last month without taking on any dead money. The 25-year-old was cut to make room on the roster for Houston to complete its trade for Sekou Doumbouya.
Thomas will be one of several players on Bilbao’s roster with NBA experience. Big men Jeff Withey and Angel Delgado also played in the NBA, as did shooting guards Andrew Goudelock and Damien Inglis. The Spanish club is looking to bounce back from a 3-8 start to the season.