Strengths: A tough and athletic 6’5” forward with a 7ft wingspan and a nose for the ball. His wingspan is incredible for a player his height. He can jump out of the gym and is a natural athlete who moves fluidly and gracefully.He moves a little bit like a power forward but can get up and down the floor in a hurry if he needs to. His perimeter skills are lacking, especially his jump shot, which isn’t attempted with much balance. He expressed that this was the part of his game he needed to improve on in order to play SG or SF in college. However, Adonis is very effective around the basket. Uses his athletic advantage over others to cover a lot of ground chasing down rebounds. Thomas has a good motor and is a guy you want on your team down the stretch because of his toughness.
Weaknesses: His NBA position is at SF due to his skill-set but he must greatly improve his handle on the ball and overall perimeter play in order to man the three. He’s a little bit small for that right now, so hopefully he continues to grow another inch or two, yet he does have the potential to guard small forwards due to his strong body and great athleticism. He has a tendency to feed off of his teammates, and when they aren’t getting him the ball in situations where he can succeed, he struggles to do much offensively.
Notes: Measured 6'6 (in shoes) 240 lbs, with a 7'0 wingspan at the 2012 Kevin Durant Skills Academy