According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, former San Diego State point guard Xavier Thames worked out for the Miami Heat yesterday and is scheduled to work out with the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers. This all coming after Thames worked out with the Los Angeles Clippers on May 22.
Thames shot extremely well at the 2014 NBA Draft Combine, knocking down 75.5 percent of all his shots--the highest percentage of the combine. Specifically, Thames made 81.82 percent of his non-stationary shots and 70 percent of his stationary shots. He also measured well, recording a 6-foot-4 wingspan and an 8-foot standing reach. He didn't perform as well in the physical attributes of the combine, however, recording 3.48-second 3/4 court sprint, tied for worst of the combine.
His performance at SDSU and lights-out shooting at the combine earned him one of 44 spots in the Clippers' mini-combine on May 22. Thames scored 6 points on 3-10 shooting (0-3 3FGs). He recorded 2 assists, 2 steals and zero turnovers. Here's how DraftExpress.com described his performance:
"The San Diego State guard struggled adjusting to the NBA line with his flat jump shot, which is surprising after how well he shot the ball at the NBA Combine last week. He did, however, prove capable in the mid-range and dropped in a floater or two. Thames struggled to get by his man consistently due to his underwhelming first step, forcing him to settle for contested jump shots. Thames is likely a better player than he was able to show here."
Thames' NBA draft stock soared during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, in which he averaged 26 points, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals. His regular season wasn't too shabby either, averaging 17.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game.