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Thompson has connected on at least one 3-pointer in each of the last eight games. He’s 85-for-220 (38.6 percent) from 3-point territory this season. In 2013-14 as a rookie, he was 67-for-167 (40.1 percent). Having one discernible skill will potentially keep you in the NBA for a long time. “I know having the ability to shoot the ball well is very important and I take a lot of pride in my shooting,” Thompson said. “I work on it all the time. For me, it’s very important to work on everything, especially my defense. The coaches stress being a complete player. I know I have to rebound, pass, run the court … everything. Ultimately, my shooting is important and I know that. I want to do everything well.”
“He thinks all the time,” said head coach Brett Brown. “Sometimes it helps him, sometimes it gets the better of him. But he is a cerebral player, no doubt, about a lot of things really. He’s got more going on than just basketball. He’s always inquisitive about things that we like to challenge our locker room with, things going on in the world. I like sharing that part of just being a team, where you can talk about different things than basketball, and he’s always amongst the leaders in having an opinion. … He’s a great team guy. High intellect, high character, and those are always qualities you want.”
Thompson doesn’t brag about his aptitude. He lowered his voice at times when talking about his academic achievements, as not to boast, and looked around the locker room to see if others were listening before discussing his passion for calculus. Thompson is so modest Jason Richardson described him as quiet and was surprised when told of his academic background.
The shapes and angles take life when Hollis Thompson views the court. Instead of a ball and a hoop he sees basketball with an analytical eye, one which allows him to view the game from a mathematical perspective. “I’ve always been kind of a numbers guy,” he told Basketball Insiders. “I’m good with numbers, sometimes fascinated by them. I just like numbers, I kind of turn everything into a numbers game.” Growing up, Thompson was a straight-A student with a 4.2 GPA at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. Math and science classes captured his attention. “All that type of weird algorithms stuff, I was into that,” he said. “I was honestly a pretty big nerd… I just liked to learn.”
You know how there are polls where 10 percent of respondents, for example, say the U.S. Congress is doing a good job, and you wonder who those 10 percent are? Well, Sixers guard Hollis Thompson revealed Friday night that he’s a member of the unfathomable minority of Americans who doesn’t know which teams are playing in the Super Bowl.
John R. Finger: Brett Brown said the Sixers were going to send Hollis Thompson to the D-League, but he played so well in practice.
Keith Pompey: Hollis Thompson (eye) and Ronald Roberts (left quad strain) did not practice today. #Sixers
Tom Moore: #Sixers Brown: Hollis Thompson (corneal abrasion) won’t go to Minn for Friday preseason game. Unclear who will start in that spot.
14 Dec 13
Matt Moore: Thunder D-League team 66ers sign Daniel Orton, Hollis Thompson, and Andy Rautins, they’ll likely get pulled up for open roster spots.
The Thunder announced Saturday they have waived non-guaranteed players Andy Rautins, Daniel Orton and Hollis Thompson, meaning Liggins won the final roster spot. If the three players aren’t signed by another NBA team, it’s likely they will join the Tulsa 66ers and remain part of the Thunder organization. Liggins came into camp as a longshot, seen mostly as a guy to just fill out the preseason roster. But he obviously won over Scott Brooks, playing extremely hard, doing little things, hustling everywhere and making plays. He earned that 15th spot. Liggins not only played well enough to win the spot, but he’s even opened the door for thoughts to if he could be a contributor down the line.
Nominations for the Mark Madsen award have reopened. In spite of Enes Kanter’s efforts to secure the award for most awkward dance, Oklahoma City Thunder rookie forward Hollis Thompson is putting his name on the ballot. Captured in animated GIF form and tweeted by rookie teammate Perry Jones III, Thompson is seen doing what is only known as the “Hollis.”
Former Georgetown swingman Hollis Thompson has agreed to a three-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The deal is partially guaranteed with team option for the second and third years. Thompson will not play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas while still rehabbing a groin injury that was the primary reason he went undrafted last month’s Draft.
The amount of quality undrafted prospects isn’t enough to make up a whole third round — something your’s truly has thought about in the past — but there were quite a few players that should get looks at next month’s Summer Leagues in Vegas and Orlando. Among them? West Virginia Mountaineers forward Kevin Jones, New Mexico Lobos forward Drew Gordon, Iona Gaels point guard Scott Machado, Maryland Terrapins guard Terrell Stoglin, Georgetown Hoyas bigs Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims, Tu Holloway of Xavier, Northwestern’s John Shurna and Mississippi State big man Renardo Sidney.
What does your agent tell you right now about your draft chances? Hollis Thompson: I think I can be a mid-to-late first round pick.
26 May 12
Former Georgetown forward Hollis Thompson has a workout scheduled with the Miami Heat for Wednesday, agent Seth Cohen told HoopsHype.
Georgetown forward Hollis Thompson plans to skip his senior year, hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.