Mar 20, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Memphis Tigers guard/forward Adonis Thomas (4) addresses the media during practice the day before the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Adonis Thomas signs 10-day contract with Philadelphia 76ers

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 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.

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