With all of the stories surrounding their historic losing streak going away, the Philadelphia 76ers can (theoretically) move on toward their future in peace. Still, they have a lot to do with player evaluation heading into next season, and in that vein, they have taken a flyer on a potentially high upside player in Adonis Thomas.
The Philadelphia 76ers today signed Adonis Thomas to a 10-day contract from the NBA Development League’s Springfield Armor.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 7, 2014
The Sixers have inked the aforementioned Thomas to a 10-day contract, and while guys on 10-day deals aren’t exactly known for their upside, the 21-year-old swingman could be an exception. Thomas, who played at the University of Memphis, is well-known for his vertical leap that spans over 40 inches, and he has a wingspan over 7-feet to go along with that high-end athleticism.
Still, Thomas is a highly underdeveloped prospect at this stage, and he has only appeared in 4 games with an NBA team (the Orlando Magic) this season. This is the type of player that a franchise like Philadelphia should target, however, as they have absolutely nothing to lose, and the Sixers can take a somewhat extended look at a player who could eventually be a rotation piece down the road at virtually no cost.