Khyri Thomas
Khyri Thomas
25-Year-Old GuardG
Houston Rockets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a multi-year contract with the Rockets in May of 2021.
Personal Bio

Khyri Thomas was born in 1996 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the son of Lakisha Hazley and Kelvin Eddie, and he has two siblings, Kiki and Raevyn. Thomas started his high school ball with Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. He eventually transferred to Benson High School in Omaha, Nebraska. After his senior season at Benson, Thomas was awarded the NebraskaHSHoops.com inaugural "Mr. Basketball" award, given to the top male high school player in the state. His favorite historical leader is Frederick Douglas. Follow Thomas on Twitter (@Khyri_2).

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Thomas exploded out of the gates in his first year with Creighton in 2015-16. He scored 18 points on 8-of-11 from the field in his debut in a win over Texas Southern and put up at least 18 points three times in the first eight games. After going through a rough patch, the 6-foot-3 guard made a comeback in the NIT by averaging 12.3 points in three games, which he parlayed into a productive sophomore season. He averaged 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists on his way to being named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Thomas had a pair of double-doubles and helped Creighton to the NCAA Tournament. As a junior, he was a repeat winner of Big East Defensive Player of the Year and combined with Marcus Foster as one of the best backcourts in the country. Thomas averaged 15.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals in his junionr season. Over his career, the guard hit 40.6 percent of his three-pointers. Thomas declared for the 2018 NBA Draft and was selected 38th overall by Philadelphia.

Out for finale
GHouston Rockets
Lower Leg
May 15, 2021
Thomas (lower leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Hawks.
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Thomas suffered the injury Friday against the Clippers and won't be available for the season finale. The 25-year-old appeared in five games for Houston and averaged 16.4 points, 5.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks in 30.6 minutes.
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2019

During the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 season, Thomas appeared in eight games for the Detroit Pistons and in two contests for the G League Grand Rapids Drive. The 6-foot-3 guard made his NBA season on Nov. 4 with a brief appearance during a loss at Washington. Two nights later, Thomas scored one point in less than four minutes of run in a home win over the Knicks. A right foot injury than forced Thomas to miss most of November through February. Once healthy, Thomas appeared in two games for the Drive on Feb. 21 and 23. With Grand Rapids, he played 44 total minutes and recorded 34 points, eight rebounds, eight threes, three assists, two steals and one block. Tazz then returned to the Pistons on Feb. 25 and scored three points during a road loss at Denver. Thomas appeared in six of Detroit's last seven games before the Mar. 12 sports stoppage. Over eight NBA games, he averaged 2.1 points, 0.6 threes, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 assists across 7.6 minutes per game. He also shot 35.7 percent from behind the arc. Per 36 minutes, he averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 threes, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals. On Mar. 11, Thomas played a season-high 14 minutes and posted four points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one assist and one steal during a loss at Philadelphia.

2018

Thomas spent his rookie season between the Detroit Pistons and their G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. He played 26 games with the Pistons and averaged 2.3 points on 32 percent shooting. Thomas also hit 10 three-pointers on 29 percent shooting from long range during the season and went 7-of-11 from the free-throw line. He handled the ball well by only registering four turnovers through the year. Thomas scored a season-high 13 points on 3-of-6 shooting -- including 2-of-2 from long range and 5-of-7 from the foul line -- in 20 minutes of action on Jan. 1 on the road versus the Bucks. The five free throws and seven free-throw attempts in this outing both marked season-highs. The Creighton product scored eight points in a Jan. 10 loss to the Kings. Thomas played in 10 games for the Drive, averaging 20.3 points and 1.7 steals per G League contest. The shooting guard appeared in three playoffs games for the Pistons, with his best performance coming in Game 1 of the first round when he tallied nine points on 4-of-6 shooting. Detroit would lose to the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (38th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 25, 2018
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Detroit Pistons
  • November 19, 2020
    Traded to the Hawks, along with Tony Snell, in exchange for DeWayne Dedmon.
  • November 19, 2020
    Waived by the Hawks.
  • May 5, 2021
    Signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets.
  • May 13, 2021
    Signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
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Won't return Friday
GHouston Rockets
Lower Leg
May 14, 2021
Thomas won't return to Friday's game against the Clippers due to a right lower leg injury, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
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Sticking with Rockets
GHouston Rockets
May 13, 2021
Thomas agreed to a multi-year contract with the Rockets on Thursday, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.
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Enters starting five
GHouston Rockets
May 12, 2021
Thomas will start Wednesday's game versus the Lakers, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
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Continues stellar bench production
GHouston Rockets
May 11, 2021
Thomas produced 18 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists and four rebounds across 29 minutes in Monday's 140-129 loss to the Trail Blazers.
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Goes for 27 points off bench
GHouston Rockets
May 9, 2021
Thomas recorded 27 points (10-21 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocks across 34 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.
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