The Utah Jazz picked up Malcolm Thomas off of waivers Saturday, two days after the San Antonio Spurs waived him on Thursday. Thomas, a 6’9” power forward from San Diego St, brings the Jazz’s roster to the maximum of 15 players.
Some quick reactions to this move:
The biggest question marks about Thomas revolve around his jump shot. Through Synergy data indicates that Thomas made just 6 of the 25 jumpers he attempted last season, Thomas has promising form that with continued polish and repetition could open up a number of facets of his game. He didn’t attempt too many jumpers here, but if he wants to improve his NBA stock, he’d be well served to diversify the roles he can play by honing his midrange game.
Interesting that Thomas’ biggest weakness has become a big strength: he has shot 43% from the 3 point line in his 12 D-League games so far this season.
Never stop believing.
— Malcolm Thomas (@Malcolm4Thomas) January 25, 2014