Amen Thompson

Amen Thompson

21-Year-Old GuardG
Houston Rockets
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Thompson was a five-star recruit by ESPN who bypassed his senior high school year to play in the Overtime Elite. Last season, for City Reapers, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.4 steals in 28.2 minutes. Thompson has been operating as a ballhandler and playmaker with wing size and elite athleticism. He plays best with spacers around him, as opponents often go under screens due to his rough shooting. Even with that being the case, Thompson's quickness and vertical leap help him blow past and rise over defenses with acrobatic finishes. When teams collapse, he finds the right man with an accurate pass. He's bothersome on defense and can beat his man to the spot, and he's shown good IQ in help situations. Thompson will likely need the ball in his hands to unlock his full potential, which could be All-Star level, but his role on Houston as a rookie is somewhat murky. The team brought in veteran point guard Fred VanVleet during the offseason, and Jalen Green figures to handle the ball plenty in the backcourt as well. The team doesn't hesitate to run action through Alperen Sengun in the post, either. The concern about Thompson playing off ball is that he can't shoot. His form is poor, and he even shot just 64.6 percent from the charity stripe in the OTE. He should still be able to do enough as a passer, rebounder and defender to make an impact in fantasy, but he figures to be better in points leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $18.06 million contract with the Rockets in July of 2023. Contract includes $9.69 million team option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Amen Thompson was a five-star recruit by ESPN who won a state high school basketball title with Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He and his brother, Ausar, bypassed their senior high school years to play in the Overtime Elite. In 2021, he played for Team OTE, where he averaged 14 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.1 steals. Last season, he moved to City Reapers, where he averaged 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.4 steals in 28.2 minutes. His team won the league title in a 3-0 sweep over the YNG Dreamerz. Thompson has been operating as a ballhandler and playmaker with wing size and elite athleticism. He plays best with spacers around him, as opponents often go under screens. Even with that being the case, Thompson's quickness and vertical leap help him blow past and rise over defenses with acrobatic finishes. When teams collapse, he finds the right man with an accurate pass. He's bothersome on defense and can beat his man to the spot, and he's shown good IQ in help situations. Thompson will likely need the ball in his hands at the NBA level to unlock his full potential, which could be All-Star level, but how quickly he gets there may depend on if he lands on a team with or without an established point guard. Unquestionably, he'll get easy points and make a defensive impact through his top-shelf athleticism, but playing off ball isn't his strong suit. Thompson holds similarities to a wing-sized Ja Morant or a more athletic Ben Simmons.

Triple-doubles in season finale
GHouston Rockets
April 14, 2024
Thompson recorded 18 points (8-9 FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks and three steals in 40 minutes during Sunday's 116-105 win over the Clippers.
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Thompson finished the regular season with a bang, posting his first career triple-double. The Rockets were missing a couple key players Sunday, so Thompson was able to show what he could do with increased usage. His rookie season was full of promise, and Thompson finished the campaign with averages of 9.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals on 53.7 percent shooting from the field.
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How does Amen Thompson compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
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  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
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  • Free Throw Rate
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True Shooting %
57.6%
 
Effective Field Goal %
54.5%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
13.0%
 
Free Throw Rate
34.8%
 
Offensive Rebound %
11.3%
 
Defensive Rebound %
20.4%
 
Total Rebound %
15.8%
 
Assist %
17.0%
 
Steal %
2.4%
 
Block %
2.5%
 
Turnover %
11.6%
 
Usage %
18.5%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
25.6
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.1
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Should be ready for training camp
GHouston Rockets
July 9, 2023
Thompson suffered a left ankle sprain and will miss the rest of the 2024 NBA Summer League, but he's expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
An MRI on Thompson's ankle revealed that he has a Grade 2 sprain and will be sidelined for three or four weeks, meaning he won't feature in the rest of the Summer League. However, the injury shouldn't be overly serious, and the highly-touted prospect should be fully healthy by the start of training camp in September. He finished with 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 28 minutes against the Trail Blazers in his lone Summer League appearance.
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Logs 12th double-double of season
GHouston Rockets
April 13, 2024
Thompson chipped in 17 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 15 rebounds and six assists in 35 minutes during Friday's 116-107 victory over the Trail Blazers.
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Posts double-double
GHouston Rockets
April 12, 2024
Thompson closed with 15 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals over 35 minutes during Thursday's 124-121 loss to the Jazz.
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Shoves Kleber, gets tossed
GHouston Rockets
April 7, 2024
Thompson was ejected after picking up a Flagrant 2 foul in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Dallas, Michael Shapiro of SI.com reports. Thompson finished with five points (1-1 FG, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and three assists in eight minutes.
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Gets green light
GHouston Rockets
April 7, 2024
Thompson (ankle/finger) is available and will start Sunday's game against the Mavericks.
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Probable for Sunday
GHouston Rockets
Ankle
April 6, 2024
Thompson (ankle/finger) is probable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.
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