Billy Thomas had a nice, well-rounded game today, showing good range, solid defense and smart off-the-ball play. Thomas is an NBA veteran who has already played in the NBA this season having received a call up with the New Jersey Nets in December. Thomas is a good spot up shooter with long range. He can effectively create space by using screens and curls. The veteran has a nice feel for the game and moves well off the ball. He played some back up point guard earlier in the season for Colorado and showed his passing skills by handing out five assists today.
Defensively, Thomas was given the difficult task of guarding Albuquerques Alando Tucker. Though, Tucker had a good game, Thomas forced Tucker into difficult shots and limited opportunities. Thomas was active on the glass grabbing seven defensive rebounds.
At 32 years old, Thomas could see action in the NBA as an experienced roll player. Overseas remains out of the question for him at this point, and he could be a very stable locker-room guy for a young team.