Ever ask someone for a number and get turned down? (Looks around, looks around) Yeah me either, but it happens all the time. Turns out it can also happen to basketball teams who want to talk to draft prospects. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, the San Antonio Spurs interviewed Ohio State swingman Deshaun Thomas at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and were shot down when they asked him for his phone number.
“I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now if they want to draft me, I’d be happy to give it to them.”
Hilarious. I understand needing to be cautious with who you give your number to, but I'm pretty sure R.C. Buford and whoever else is in the room isn't going to tweet it out or go in to a bathroom stall and write "For a good time call" and then put Thomas' number. Thomas did give them his email address, so maybe he's more of a GChat guy. Either way, Deshaun, when a team asks you for your number, you should probably give it to them.
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