Spurs’ Deshaun Thomas Headed to France
Deshaun Thomas, who left Ohio State with a year of eligibility remaining and was the 58th pick in the NBA draft, by the San Antonio Spurs, will play in France this season, he said today.
Thomas said he and (agent J.R.) Hensley spoke with the Spurs last week about offers Thomas had received from European teams.
“They didn’t know what they want to do with their 15 (roster) spots . . . and I needed to make a decision,” Thomas said.
“In this business, you have to think about family (Thomas has a 17-month-old son). I still could have gone to (training camp) and tried to make the (Spurs’) roster, but with my son and a family to provide for, I had to look at that. And developing a year ain’t going to hurt.”