Now I remember covering this story when it first surfaced back in early August and remembering how crazy and tough this transition is going to be, if he could do it at all.
Last season he averaged around 48 percent from the field with his left hand and is looking to improve those numbers now that he’s switching his shooting hand. I thought this was impossible because of some reaction from the brain but I guess it’s do-able. I know he’s made a believer out of me, I just want to see how he performs during the season. Safe to say I’ll be paying close attention to Thompson when he’s out on the court.
In eight games in the FIBA Americas Tournament, he’s averaged 11.6 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from the field and 78 percent from the charity stripe. That’s pretty impressive.
Thompson could be in line to be the starting power forward for the Cavaliers this season, but he’ll have to compete with former Los Angeles Laker Earl Clark.
Best of luck to the man.