If the NBA selected all-star teams today, Cam Thomas would absolutely be on the Eastern Conference’s roster. Thomas, who is just 22 years old, is off to a historic start this season, averaging 28.7 points (seventh most in the NBA), four rebounds, and 2.4 assists (tied for 16th most) per game. He is also shooting with serious efficiency, making 48.3% of shots.
Thomas’ breakout season had garnered national attention, and he sat down with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype earlier this week to discuss various topics, including the freedom of playing without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant and the help his teammates have provided him this season.
Cam Thomas credits his teammates for his hot start
Earlier this week, Thomas told Scotto that his teammates deserve some credit for his hot start.
"“They’re (my teammates) finding me, and it’s a credit to them for my hot start to the season. They’re letting me play my game. It’s also the other way around. I’m finding Mikal, Dorian, Royce, Spencer. Anybody who’s out there with me, I’m finding them. I know when in doubt, they’re going to find me when I want the ball or if the play is for me. It’s all about trust at the end of the day.”"
While his teammates deserve a lot of credit, Thomas’ killer mindset has allowed him to become an early-season phenom, and he’s ready to help the Nets prove people wrong.
Cam Thomas is ready for the Nets to “prove people wrong”
"“When you have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, most media outlets want you to be contending for a championship, and you’ll be playing a lot of TV games. With this team, they’re not really expecting us to do much and not really contend for a championship or even the playoffs. I’d say with KD and Kyrie, we were more under a microscope, while this team is more under the radar. We’re coming up trying to prove people wrong and show that we’re really a good team and we can contend with anybody.”"
In the complete sitdown with Scotto, Thomas showed his killer mindset, smarts, and elite basketball instincts. The Nets are in good hands with Thomas as their primary scorer.