2. Matt Thomas – 26 years old – SG
2019-20 stats – 41 GP – 4.9 PPG – 1.5 RPG – 0.5 APG – .487 FG% – .475 3P% – .750 FT%
Career stats – 41 GP – 4.9 PPG – 1.5 RPG – 0.5 APG – .487 FG% – .475 3P% – .750 FT%
At my number two spot on this list, I have the man who is known as Mr. 99% and someone who seems to never miss a three-point shot, Matt Thomas. Thomas who made his NBA debut last season with the Toronto Raptors did a pretty good job with the limited minutes he was given by head coach Nick Nurse.
Thomas is a three-point specialist. He is able to shoot the lights out and it seems like he rarely ever misses a shot during a game. With the departure of Danny Green in free agency last year, Thomas filled Danny Green’s shoes quite nicely with his three-point shooting. Thomas shot an outrageous 47% from deep this past season while taking 99 shots.
With his rookie year under his belt, I think that his sophomore year will come with a bigger role. The Raptors don’t have a lot of shooting guards on the team besides Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet — there’s Terence Davis, but we don’t know what the situation is with Davis yet.
Thomas may get the opportunity to average more minutes as soon as next season and his contribution on the offensive side of the ball will definitely mean more on this team as his three-point shooting will mean a ton.
Coming off a year where he averaged a stat line of 4.9 PPG – 1.5 RPG – 0.5 APG in only 10 minutes a night, we’ll be sure to see an improvement on the guard’s totals next season. I think he could have an underrated season because of the limited minutes he will be given and the importance of his shooting like I said.
If you have someone on your team that shoots the ball just as well as Matt Thomas, then that’s a great addition to the team. And since he won’t be averaging a lot of minutes, his play will more than likely get overlooked by the other players who will average more playing time. (Stats from Basketball-Reference.com)