Credit: Reuters - Scanpix
Credit Reuters - Scanpix

Euroleague team AS Monaco officially announced the signing of veteran forward Will Thomas for the upcoming season. Thomas (35, 2.03) had originally signed with UNICS Kazan for next season but the two sides decided to part ways after only 45 days.

Will Thomas

Will  Thomas
Will  Thomas
MIN: 26.4
PTS: 9.28 (64.91%)
REB: 4.87
As: 1.38
ST: 0.74
BL: 0.15
TO: 0.97
GM: 39

Thomas spent the past two seasons in Russia with Zenit St Petersburg. Last year he averaged 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 41% from 3-point range in 39 EuroLeague games (all starts). 

For Monaco, this is another signing that will bring more experience to a club that will play its first EuroLeague season. Thomas, as he explained to the official website of the club, is ready to be a mentor for the younger guys: "I think I can help the young players to evolve at this level and help them to forge themselves for the future. I'm probably the oldest guy in the roster, so leadership and experience are two elements that I'll bring to the table."

"Monaco already wanted me before I signed the deal with UNICS," Thomas added. "So when things didn't work out in Russia, seeing that the Monaco opportunity was still open for me was great. I think I have the necessary experience to adapt quickly."

Current roster

AS Monaco

Position Player Status
PG Leo Westermann (story) Signed until 2022
PG Paris Lee (story) Signed until 2022
PG Marcos Knight (story) Signed until 2022
PG Rudy Demahis-Ballou (story) Signed until 2022
SG Yakuba Ouattara Signed until 2022
SG Danilo Andjusic (story) Signed until 2022
SG Rob Gray (story) Signed until 2023
SF Armel Traore (story) Long-term contract
PF Jerry Boutsiele Signed until 2022
PF Brock Motum (story) Signed until 2022
PF Will Thomas (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Donatas Motiejunas (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Ibrahima Fall-Faye (story) Signed until 2022
PF/C Donta Hall (story) Signed until 2022
Coach Zvezdan Mitrovic
Expired contract Matthias Lessort, Dee Bost (not coming back), Jaleel O'Brien, Damien Inglis, Darrall Willis, Willfried Yeguete, Yohan Choupas, Khadeen Carrington (not coming back), Abdoulaye N'Doye, Rudy Demahis, 
Rumored to leave  
Interested  

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