Nets’ Cam Thomas Undergoes X-Ray On Ankle, Results Come Back Negative

According to NBA insider Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas underwent an X-ray on his right ankle in Memphis. 

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The results came back negative. 

Thomas played 29 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies before getting hurt. He finished with 14 points, three rebounds and five assists while shooting 5-of-14 from the field, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. 

The Nets beat the Grizzlies by a final score of 111-86. Brooklyn is now 22-35 on the season. 

Thomas is averaging 21.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks on the season for the Nets. He’s shooting 43.9% from the field, 35.5% from 3 and 84.3% from the free-throw line. 

The Nets are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. If the season ended today, Brooklyn would not be in the NBA play-in tournament. 

The Nets fired Jacque Vaughn as head coach and promoted Kevin Ollie to interim head coach. According to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Brooklyn star Mikal Bridges wasn’t a fan of Vaughn’s offense.

According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Nets’ ultimate plan is to add another star or two around Bridges.

“There seems to be this false narrative out there that the Brooklyn Nets are building around Mikal Bridges as the No. 1 option,” Scotto said on his podcast. “While Bridges is certainly a part of the core, and I’d include Cam Johnson and Nic Claxton – who, again, the Nets want to re-sign in unrestricted free agency – the ultimate plan is to add another star or two around Bridges via trade or free agency while Bridges is on a team-friendly contract for the next two seasons. Bridges said publicly at practice that he wants to remain a Net and wasn’t raised to want to leave when things get tough.”

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