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Brooklyn Nets Cam Thomas Units New NBA Document

Posted on: February 8, 2023, 02:53h. 

Final up to date on: February 8, 2023, 02:53h.

On the identical night time that LeBron James broke the NBA’s  all-time common season scoring report, Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas additionally set a brand new NBA report.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas takes a floater shot towards the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn. (Picture: AP)

Thomas, a 6-foot-3 taking pictures guard, turned the youngest participant in NBA historical past to attain 40 or extra factors in three consecutive video games. He scored 43 factors towards the Phoenix Suns final night time, after exploding for a career-high 47 factors the earlier night time towards the Los Angeles Clippers. He additionally scored 44 factors over the weekend towards the Washington Wizards.

Allen Iverson set the preliminary three-game report when he dropped five-straight 40-point video games throughout his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996-97. Iverson was a pair months in need of his twenty second birthday throughout his epic scoring binge in April of 1997.

Thomas, a second-year participant with the Nets, set a brand new report with three 40-plus scoring video games at 21 years and 117 days previous.

From Japan to Virginia to Brooklyn

Thomas was born in Japan, the place his American mom, Leslie, was dwelling on the time of his start. She grew keen on Asia whereas stationed abroad throughout her stint within the U.S. Military. She finally returned stateside to Virginia, the place she grew up, to lift Thomas and his older sister.

Thomas flourished as a multi-star athlete in Chesapeake. He enrolled at Oak Hill Academy, a basketball powerhouse in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, for his junior and senior yr. Thomas was teammates with Cole Anthony, who presently the purpose guard on the Orlando Magic.

Thomas averaged 31.5 factors per recreation in his senior season, and set the report for many profession factors in Oak Hill faculty historical past. That’s a formidable report contemplating what number of future NBA gamers performed ball at Oak Hill corresponding to Rod Strickland, Jerry Stackhouse, Kevin Durant, Stephen Jackson, Rajon Rondo, and Carmelo Anthony.

LSU supplied Thomas a scholarship, and he headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to play his collegiate ball. He led all freshman within the NCAA in scoring by averaging 23.1 factors per recreation. After a one-and-done season with LSU, Thomas declared for the 2021 NBA Draft.

The Brooklyn Nets chosen Thomas with the #27 choose late within the first spherical. He averaged 8.5 factors per recreation throughout his rookie season with the Nets. He had a few spectacular video games final season, however he struggled from 3-point vary with a 27% success price.

Thomas Flourishing After Kyrie Irving Commerce

Thomas sought to enhance his 3-point shot within the offseason, and the exhausting work paid off. He’s taking pictures 42.7% from 3-point vary this season.

Throughout his first 33 video games this season, Thomas averaged 7.0 factors per recreation off the bench, however some nights he solely performed a few minutes. Nonetheless, he noticed an enormous enhance in taking part in time simply earlier than and after the Nets traded level guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.

Irving sat out Saturday’s recreation towards the Washington Wizards after he requested a commerce on Friday. Thomas erupted for 44 factors, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in simply 29 minutes off the bench towards the Wizards. He shot 16-for-23 from the ground together with 4-for-5 from 3-point vary.

On Monday, Thomas scored a career-high 47 factors towards the Los Angeles Clippers. He knocked down 7-for-11 from 3-point vary and shot 10-for-11 from the free-throw line.

On Tuesday, Thomas dropped 43 towards the Suns as a starter.

Clearly I’d quite have the win, but it surely’s simply good to have my title in historical past,” stated Thomas.

“Cam has been scorching,” stated head coach Jacque Vaughn. “He has positively opened loads of eyes. That child is on a heater.”

Thomas related on solely three treys towards the Suns, however he earned the majority of his game-high 43 factors the old school method on the charity stripe. He shot 18-for-20 from the free-throw line.

Thomas technically scored 43-plus factors in three consecutive video games, and he’s now averaging 38.3 factors per recreation in February. He’s additionally taking pictures 89% from the free-throw line, and 48.4% from past the arc.

Betting the Put up-Irving Nets

The Nets noticed their NBA championship odds considerably drop after they traded Irving to the Mavs on Sunday. The Nets are presently +1800 odds to win the title, in accordance with DraftKings.

Nonetheless, the Nets may not be useless within the water with the shock emergence of Thomas. The Nets nonetheless await the return of All-Star ahead Kevin Durant, who has missed a number of weeks with a knee damage and won’t return till after the All-Star Break.

The Nets even have guard Spencer Dinwiddie and ahead Dorian-Finney Smith – each starters with the Mavs – becoming a member of the crew this week as a part of the Irving commerce.

With a 32-22 report, the Nets presently maintain down fifth place within the Japanese Convention Standings. They’re the fourth crew on the futures board at +750 odds to win the Japanese Convention and advance to the NBA Finals.

The Nets occupy third place within the Atlantic Division and path the Boston Celtics (38-16) by six video games, and path the Philadelphia 76ers (34-16) by three video games. The Celtics are a giant favourite to win the Atlantic Division at -1200 odds, adopted by the 76ers (+600) and Nets (+4000).

The Nets stay in New York Metropolis between now and the All-Star Break, which begins subsequent weekend. They’ve three upcoming dwelling video games towards the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Warmth. They’ve a fast journey throughout the East River to play the New York Knicks at Madison Sq. Backyard subsequent Monday.