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.
“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.