The Brooklyn Nets are set to once again be among the best teams in the entire NBA this season. Not only did they have a successful summer adding depth through free agency, but they also had a great draft.
With the No. 27 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, they selected Cam Thomas out of LSU. A lethal scoring guard, he started to immediately make an impact in NBA Summer league, averaging 27.0 points per game and winning MVP of the event.
Thomas’ new teammate James Harden recently spoke to Zach Braziller of the New York Post, giving praise to the young guard.
“Obviously Cam was a much better scorer than I was coming out of college. It’s just rare you get those guys who can just get a bucket in any form or fashion. But he’s young, he learns, he listens and he works his butt off. As a young guy, that’s all you can ask for,” said Harden.
With Harden being one of the best scorers in the league, it means a lot that he thinks Thomas is ahead where he was coming out of college as a scorer.
As the Nets look to make a Finals run this season, Thomas has a real chance to contribute as a rookie. Additionally, he has a high ceiling and could develop into one of the best scorers in the entire NBA.