Learning From Cam Thomas’ Rough Outing in Victory Over Hawks: The Upside of AdversityDecember 7, 2023
The Nets took on the Hawks on Wednesday, and coach Jacque Vaughn pulled Cam Thomas off the court after a poor start. Thomas struggled in the first half, shooting 0-of-5 and committing five turnovers, leading to concerns about his readiness. However, Vaughn saw the Hawks’ aggressive defense as a sign of respect for Thomas’ talent and potential. He spoke with Thomas during the game to encourage him and help him adapt to the defensive pressure. Thomas made strong adjustments in the second half, showing improved performance and an ability to impact the game beyond scoring. Vaughn acknowledged Thomas’ growth and believed in his potential.