Matt Thomas Signs With German Team

Former NBA shooting guard Matt Thomas has signed a one-year contract with Alba Berlin in Germany, the team announced in a press release. He played last season with Panathinaikos after signing with the Greek team in late January.

The 29-year-old appeared in 40 games with the Bulls during the 2021/22 season, but didn’t get another NBA opportunity after his contract expired.

“In my three years in the NBA and last year at Panathinaikos, I was often limited to the role of (shooting) specialist,” Thomas said. “This season, I want to show all aspects of my game in a bigger role and thus contribute to the team’s success. I also know that the team has a very loyal fan base. It will be great to play in front of the passionate Alba fans in the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Since I have German roots, I am extra motivated to immerse myself in the culture, history and everything Berlin has to offer. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and I’m already looking forward to Berlin.”

Thomas had prior experience in Europe, playing for two teams in Spain after going undrafted out of Iowa State in 2017. He signed with the Raptors in 2019 and spent a season and a half in Toronto before being traded to Utah. Thomas appeared in 126 combined games for three NBA teams and averaged 4.0 PPG while shooting 38.5% from three-point range.

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