The Sixers have a rookie. Several rookies, actually. Hollis Thompson is one of them.
This guard from Georgetown has shown flashes of being a nice player. And that might be his best description. In 67 games, he’s averaged 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists. He’s shot a cool 36 percent from three-point range.
This rookie has shown that he is a potential shooter, but has also done work in the paint as well. And while he’s nothing all that special, we still have to ask ourselves if he can be down the road.
If I had to grade his season, I’d go with a C. He can shoot. Everything else is shaky. But, the potential is there.
Stay or Go?
Shucks, as much as I love the idea of pretending that Thompson and Henry Sims could be the next Georgetown duo like with Iverson and Mutombo, Thompson should go. Thompson is played as a SF. The Sixers are most likely going to be drafting an SF in Parker or Wiggins. And then, I would imagine they might just go another way in finding someone to back that new guy up.
The Sixers should go get a veteran SF. Now, can Thompson slide to SG? Possibly, but I’m not sure.
If he does stay, I would imagine he wouldn’t get a ton of minutes. He would be on the end of the bench. Now, this team will still be looking at young pieces next season They’ll still be looking to grow talent. Maybe Thompson could stay in the D-League for a while with the Sevens.
Let me say that I actually want Hollis to stick around. But, we have to make the tough decisions. Up to me, I’m letting him go or he’s on the end of the bench.
Your turn. Does Hollis Thompson Stay or Go?