Hollis Thompson scored 12 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with three rebounds and two assists for Philadelphia in Monday's 92-86 loss to the Mavericks.
Thompson continues to be one of the top options off the bench for the Philadelphia 76ers , and has also started two games this year. Even with primarily coming off the bench, he's still managing 28.0 minutes per game. That amount of playing time has allowed him to average 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, which are all career highs.
Hollis Thompson saw a season-low 21 minutes in Monday's 111-88 loss to the Bulls and finished with five points (2-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and three rebounds.
Jerami Grant bypassed Thompson for an appointment to the starting lineup last week when Robert Covington (knee) was ruled out of action, but Thompson had seen relatively stable minutes in the high-20s before Monday's game. The lower usage might just have been a byproduct of the Sixers falling behind early on, so it shouldn't necessarily signal what's to come in subsequent contests for Thompson. He still seems to be viewed as an important figure in coach Brett Brown's rotation.
Hollis Thompson could reenter the starting lineup for the next handful of games after Robert Covington (knee) was ruled out Wednesday for approximately two weeks, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
During Tuesday's practice, Covington aggravated a right MCL sprain that had forced him out of action during the first week of the season, so the Sixers will let him recuperate for a little while before getting back on the court. The prior return of Covington, who played 22 minutes in his season debut Monday, didn't seem to cut into Thompson's court time, as Thompson still logged 31 minutes of his own in the contest, finishing with 12 points and six boards. As a result, Thompson doesn't figure to see a significant increase in playing time, even as he likely moves back into a starting role. Instead, bench players Jakarr Sampson and Jerami Grant seem likely to be the primary beneficiaries of Covington's absence.
Hollis Thompson played 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Cavaliers, scoring 12 points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding six rebounds, four assists, and a steal.
Though the return of Robert Covington (knee) bumped Thompson from his starting role, it didn't seem to have much of an impact on Thompson's playing time. He's played 30-plus minutes in each of the Sixers' three games, and while he's shot just 31 percent from the field, he's performed well enough in other areas to remain a key rotation player under coach Brett Brown. If his minutes continue to remain stable in the near term, Thompson might be an attractive pickup for those in deeper formats.
Hollis Thompson is expected to start at small forward during Wednesday's season opener against the Celtics while Robert Covington (knee) remains unavailable, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.
The decision on Covington's replacement will likely be decided between Thompson and Jerami Grant, and it appears Thompson ranks as the preferred option after averaging a respectable 10.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting from the field and 38.7 percent proficiency from three-point range during the preseason. Thompson has shown some aptitude from long distance during his two seasons in Philadelphia, and if he's indeed able to soak up around 25 or 30 minutes per night while Covington remains down, he could have some decent short-term value in deeper formats.
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