Matt Thomas excelling in Toronto...

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  1. CyBlock

    CyBlock Active Member

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    Haven't seen many posts on this but Matt is doing his "Matt" thing in Toronto. Played 15 minutes in a win vs Indiana last week and had 17 points.
    . Calling him "Mr 99% on twitter might say it all. Just a pedestrian 5-7 from three and 6-8 overall. Now shooting over 50% from three on the year!

    I know his teammates love him as an addition this year, and they expect big things from him in defense of their title... Catch him on TNT tonight as they face their rival Bucks at 6:30.
     
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    Holy crap; "Now shooting over 50% from three on the year!".....Great for Matt and what an improvement since his first two years at ISU.
     
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    All 17 in the fourth? sheesh.
     
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  4. CyJack13

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    Even if he doesn't find a bigger role in Toronto, it's a great organization to be in. They are a player development machine right now.
     
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    Wish he would get more playing time in the main part of the game. Looks like he got some good 4th quarter minutes. Glad he is making the best of it when he get's in.
     
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    The game was never competitive. Garbage time but still, good shooting is good shooting.
     
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    I was saying that as in its impressive to put up 17 in a quarter, let alone in 8 shots, and in probably ~9 minutes haha
     
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    True. He wasn't shy about getting his shots up.
     
  9. CyBlock

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    i believe it was one of his first games back after breaking a finger and being out for 15+ games. Expect his playing time will increase as they get closer to the playoffs....
     
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    I hope so. Typically an NBA rotation shortens up in the postseason. He's got some ground to make up if he's going to crack it.
     
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  11. VeloClone

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    FYI - They do a pretty good job of keeping up with all of our former Cyclones - including Matt - in the Cyclones in the NBA thread.
     
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    I was just going to plug this. It is one of the cleaner threads on the site that stays very focused.
     
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  13. CyBlock

    CyBlock Active Member

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    Did a search before I posted, but must have missed it. My apologies!
     
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    Out of all the guys we have in the NBA Thomas might be the one I feel the most proud seeing there. Still watch the Big 12 tournament games with him being lost as a freshman sometimes and think about how much he's grown since then.
     
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    Just watched the video. I swear he's always had a thing for bouncy 3s that go in.
     
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    Shooters roll is a real thing. Flat shots have a way smaller chance of going in on the bounce than high arcing shots because they tend to glance off. Shots with an imperfect back spin (twisting somewhat to the left or right) also have a decreased chance since an on line shot will tend to bounce away to the left or right rather than in. Matt shoots with excellent form and a high arc.
     
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    It doesn't seem that long ago that I was struggling to get a video feed of one of his high school tournament games. Hard to believe that is pushing a decade ago now.
     
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  19. CyBlock

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    I have a tiny bit of insight with a Raptors player. All I can say is Matt should definitely get his (deserving) minutes going forward...;)
     
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    While I think it would be fun to be a pro in a sunny beachy city like Miami, Toronto is a great city, especially Matt's age.
     
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