Mon, 24 Jan 2022

JERUSALEM, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Israeli basketball champion Maccabi Tel Aviv has signed 25-year-old shooting guard Khyri Thomas, who previously played in the NBA and in the Spanish Liga ACB.

The Israeli Euroleague club said on Monday that the player's contract is until the end of the current season with an option for another year.

"I'm fortunate and excited for the opportunity to play with some great players, coaches and in such a legendary club," said Thomas.

Thomas was selected with the 38th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

He was then traded to the Detroit Pistons, where he played for two seasons. In 2021, he moved to the Houston Rockets, where he played only five games in which he averaged 16.4 points.

In total, Thomas averaged 4.1 points and 0.9 assists in 10.5 minutes in 39 NBA regular-season games.

He also averaged 4.7 points in three Detroit playoff games in 2019.

Last November, Thomas was signed by Bilbao Basket as a replacement for the injured Andrew Goudelock but played only two games in the Spanish league before injuring his right ankle.

"With his skills, Thomas will be one more quality option for us to continue our fights," said Maccabi's Greek head coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos.

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