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Hollis Thompson
Hollis Thompson
Position: F
Born: 04/03/91
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $1,015,696
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that the team has exercised the fourth-year team option on the contract of forward Hollis Thompson. Over the course of three NBA seasons, Thompson has appeared in 225 games (81 starts) and averaged eight points and three rebounds per contest while shooting 39 percent from three-point range. His 331 career three-pointers are the eighth-most in Sixers history.
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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.”
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.”