Surne Bilbao Basket has moved fast and already has Goudelock’s replacement tied up while he remains out due to injury. It’s about Khyri Thomas, American guard of 25 years and 1.91 meters that these last three seasons has played in the NBA, in the Detroit Pistons and the Houston Rockets, interspersing periods in the Development League. A signing advanced by the newspaper Deia. The sports management of Bilbao Basket intends a temporary link, keeping an extension clause when Goudelock returns.

Thomas trained at Creighton University, where he played for three seasons. He was chosen in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Sixers in position 38, which traded him to the Detroit Pistons, with which he played 26 games as a rookie and averaged 2.3 points. In the following course it barely counted and in November 2020 was traded to the Atlanta Hawks. But he also did not find stability and had to pack his bags, on the way to the Austin Toros of the Development League, with an average of 13.9 points.

Last May he sealed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets and there he stood out. In the five games he played, he signed an average of 16.4 points and scored 27 for the Utah Jazz, so he won a multi-year contract, although he was finally cut last month. He was looking for a new accommodation and he had the opportunity to cross the puddle and start the adventure in Europe. It is a different profile than Goudelock, since he is not a compulsive scorer. He is more aggressive behind, especially in defense on the ball. And while the Mini-Mamba is in the fall of his career, Thomas is a growing player, he can still have gradual improvements in points.


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