Thomas Bryant is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). From 2015 to 2017, Thomas played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers.
In the absence of Anthony Davis, how do Thomas Bryant’s stats affect the Los Angeles Lakers’ winning streak?
About three weeks ago, when Anthony Davis (29) went down with an injury in his right foot, it was clear the Los Angeles Lakers were in trouble.
The team needed someone to replace the production and the energy, intensity, and presence he provided well before his injury.
Thomas Bryant was the one, as he had already played well in a backup role before Anthony was sidelined. Still, Thomas has been playing outstanding basketball, starting with the 16th December contest in which Anthony got hurt.
During that span, Thomas has averaged 17.2 points on an amazing 68.1 percent shooting and 10.2 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game. Even though he isn’t a very good 3-point shooter, but has helped space the floor by hitting 55.0 percent of his attempts from downtown.
In Saturday’s exciting 136-134 victories over the Sacramento Kings, Thomas recorded a season-high 29 points on 12 shooting and 14 rebounds.
Thomas’s ability to get open and convert in the paint has propelled the team to a five-game winning streak.
Thomas Bryant Early Life:
Thomas was born on 31st August 1997 in Rochester, New York, USA. He used to spend his time playing basketball with friends.
In his hometown for the kids, Thomas has organized a Thomas Bryant camp. In addition, he is a significant supporter of Black Lives Matter and often participates in the movement.
Thomas Bryant Family Background:
Thomas was born to Edward Bryant and Linda Bryant. He is only a child to his parents, and any other about his family background is still unavailable.
Thomas Bryant Education:
Thomas Bryant Physical stats:
Thomas stands 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 112kg. His brilliant height is a positive point that Thomas plays in the center position. Further, he has an athletic build and exercises regularly to maintain his healthy body.
Thomas Bryant Birth Signs:
According to Thomas’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Leo. Currently, he is 25 years old. Further, his ruling planet is Sun, and his birth flower is sunflower and marigold.
Thomas Bryant Net Worth:
Thomas has earned a significant amount throughout his NBA career. In 2019, he signed a 3-year contract worth $25 million with the Wizards. He had a New G Wagon jeep for around $130,900. Based on these facts, his estimated networth is around $8 million.
Thomas Bryant Relationship Status:
Thomas is currently single and unmarried. Previously he has been linked with Alli Speide and Hanna Langenderfer. However, he has never committed officially to his relationships but has shared photos on his Instagram.
Thomas Bryant Career:
High school career:
Thomas played basketball at Bishop Kearney high school; During his sophomore, he led the team to a 17–8 record, the New York Federation Tournament of Champions, and the 2013 New York Class AA Tournament crown. Further, during the 2014 school year, he transferred to Huntington Prep School (Huntington, West Virginia). As a junior, Thomas averaged 12.9 rebounds, 13.9 points, and 2.8 blocks per game. He played on Team SCAN, the AAU team, and the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Circuit during this duration.
As a senior, Thomas averaged 17.3 points, 4.5 blocks, 11.6 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game. In the 2015 class, he was ranked the 20th best recruit by ESPN and was also recruited heavily by several schools, like Indiana, Syracuse, Kentucky, UCLA, etc. He finally committed to Indiana. Later, during the McDonald’s All-American Game, Thomas scored 9 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in 16 minutes of play.
As a freshman, Thomas averaged 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. After the season, he has named the Big Ten All-Freshman team and Third-team All-Big Ten. Further, he announced his return for the sophomore year. He averaged 6.6 rebounds, 12.6 points, and 1.5 blocks per game as a sophomore.
On 22nd June 2017, the Utah Jazz drafted Thomas in the 2017 NBA draft as 42nd overall. Later he was traded with Josh Hart to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Tony Bradley. On 30th July 2017, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Lakers, and on 30th June 2018, the Lakers waived him.
Further, the Lakers assigned Thomas to the South Bay Lakers (their G League affiliate). For the 2017–18 season, he was named to the All-NBA G League 1st Team.
On 2nd July 2018, Thomas was claimed by the Washington Wizards as off waivers.
On 22nd December 2018, Thomas shot 14–14 and recorded a career-high 31 points in a match against the Phoenix Suns. On 7th July 2019, he re-signed a 3-year contract with the Wizards worth $25 million.
On 9th July 2020, he tested COVID-19 positive.
On 10th January 2021, the Wizards announced that Thomas had suffered an injury on his left knee.
On 6th July 2022, Thomas signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Career highlights and awards:
- First-team All-NBA G League (2018)
- NBA G League All-Rookie Team (2018)
- Third-team All-Big Ten (2016)
- Big Ten All-Freshman team (2016)
- McDonald’s All-American (2015)
Thomas Bryant Social Appearance:
Thomas has an active profile on Instagram and Twitter with around 103K and 38K followers, respectively. He regularly posts to keep his fans updated.