Is Cam Thomas A Pure Bucket?

Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas (24) pulls up to shoot during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

Cam Thomas is hard at work proving his bucket status!

When the Brooklyn Nets guard is a starter, he averages 32.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists. This could be compared to an MVP stat-line such as Kevin Durant‘s 2013-14 MVP season where he averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists.

Out of Thomas’s 126 career games with Brooklyn, he has only started in a minuscule 7 games. He averages 29 out of 48 minutes in a game. Because of this lack of time he doesn’t get to show his true scoring self. He also scores with great efficiency, never steeping close to under 40% from the field and 80% from the line.

“Cam Thomas is producing like an elite bucket merchant”, said by DJ Dunson with DeadSpin. For those not aware, this isn’t new to Cam. He has been showing this since his college days with Louisiana State University. He was a 5-star recruit, averaging 23 pts, 3.4 rbs and 1.4 ast on a good 40.6% field-goal. In his draft class he was listed #22 out of 100.

Cam Thomas Makes Nets History

Thomas is the only player in Nets history to drop two consecutive 30 bombs during the first two games of the season. He is one of the youngest players to be in the leading scorer race, holding fifth place. He also holds one of the best shooting percentages in the league at an astounding 62.5%! He currently has a better field-goal percentage than some big hitters like Joel Embiid (reigning MVP), Luka Doncic and LeBron James.

Keep in mind, Thomas is only 22 and coming on his third season. Compared to some vets like James that has been in the league only a year less then Thomas’s age. You could argue with the comparison of James’ efficiency because of his age. But you have to remember James’ has a career point average of 27.2 points per game.

His non-stop scoring blitz solidifies him as one of the best and youngest scorers in the league.

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