HoopsHype Hollis Thompson rumors


March 18, 2015 Updates

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.” Basketball Insiders

“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.” Basketball Insiders

January 31, 2015 Updates

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. The Reporter

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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. DailyThunder.com

October 20, 2012 Updates

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.” SheridanHoops

July 11, 2012 Updates

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. SLAM

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