HoopsHype Tyrus Thomas rumors

December 13, 2012 Updates

Multiple people, including the wife of a Charlotte Bobcats player, were arrested during a fight outside an uptown bar early Thursday morning after a party hosted by NBA star Chris Paul. The fight took place around 2:30 a.m. at the NC Music Factory outside of the Label night club where a party hosted by the Los Angeles Clippers star guard had just wrapped up. Jamie Patrice Thomas, wife of Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas, was arrested during the altercation. Names of other people involved in the fight have not been released. WCNC.com

December 11, 2012 Updates

This year it was Gerald Henderson and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, with the injured Tyrus Thomas throwing Jordan entry passes. Everyone left smiling, and maybe a little more savvy about basketball, too. “He’s the best ever to play and he’s still got that competitive nature. He always feels he can help you,’’ said team captain Henderson. “We played one-one-one. That’s always fun. He wants to win.’’ Charlotte Observer

November 20, 2012 Updates
November 19, 2012 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss two months after a magnetic resonance imaging revealed a tear of the plantaris muscle in his left leg. Thomas hobbled out of Saturday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Monday’s MRI revealed the muscle tear near his calf. He also has a second-degree strain of the calf itself. The injury does not require surgery, but has a relatively long recovery period. Charlotte Observer

October 2, 2012 Updates

So he’s back with a new coach in Mike Dunlap, a stronger body (about 20 pounds of added muscle), and a fresh perspective. “I’m at a point in my career where it feels like ‘Groundhog Day,’ ’’ Thomas said of his seventh NBA training camp, starting Tuesday morning at UNC Asheville. “I thought last year could be the season that solidified me, but it was actually my worst. So the last few months have been about getting back to where I know I can be.’’ Where’s that? “A good player on a winning team,” Thomas said. “And I think we have that capability, particularly with the attitude of the coaches. I feel good about what is coming up.” Charlotte Observer

“I was hospitalized the week before camp with stomach ulcers,’’ Thomas said. “Lost 20 pounds and never really gained it back’’ until after the season. Thomas didn’t have the strength to play power forward effectively, so Silas tried him at small forward. It was awful, with him shooting a career-low 36.7 percent from the field. The friction between player and coach boiled over late last season when Silas physically lashed out at Thomas in a postgame locker room. Charlotte Observer

September 20, 2012 Updates
August 31, 2012 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats would love to get out of the Tyrus Thomas business. To say it has gone bad in Charlotte between the team and the player is an understatement. HoopsWorld

Sources close to the process say the team hopes new head Coach Mike Dunlap can reach Tyrus in a way that Paul Silas couldn’t, but the truth of the matter is that Tyrus is not in the long-term plan. If the Bobcats can find anyone who’d take him, they’d trade Tyrus tomorrow. HoopsWorld

August 30, 2012 Updates

Earlier in the week in this space we talked about some of the guys who’s contracts make them expendable, but there are a few other guys that shouldn’t get too comfortable in their current situations as they are likely on the move before the February 21st, NBA trade deadline. Here are some of the guys to watch: Tyrus Thomas – Charlotte Bobcats The Charlotte Bobcats would love to get out of the Tyrus Thomas business. To say it has gone bad in Charlotte between the team and the player is an understatement. Sources close to the process say the team hopes new head Coach Mike Dunlap can reach Tyrus in a way that Paul Silas couldn’t, but the truth of the matter is that Tyrus is not in the long-term plan. If the Bobcats can find anyone who’d take him, they’d trade Tyrus tomorrow. HoopsWorld

July 16, 2012 Updates
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June 27, 2012 Updates

According to multiple sources, the Bobcats are trying to convince teams interested in the second pick to also take back disappointing power forward Tyrus Thomas, who has more than $26 million remaining on his contract. Thomas is coming off the worst season since his rookie year as he averaged just 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. When asked if teams would be willing to touch Thomas, one Western Conference executive said, “I don’t think so.” Washington Post

June 8, 2012 Updates

The second-best player in this draft class – or perhaps the best – is Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson. It seems strange, then, that the Charlotte Bobcats, who own the second pick in the draft, haven’t even reached out to Robinson’s camp. No phone call, no interview scheduled, no workout request. It starts to make sense, though, when you learn that the Bobcats are actively shopping the pick, and have no intention of drafting number two. According to several league sources, the Bobcats are looking for a star-caliber player and will only move the pick to a team willing to take on bad contracts like that of Tyrus Thomas or Gana Diop. HoopsWorld

June 7, 2012 Updates
April 24, 2012 Updates

Charlotte forward Tyrus Thomas was ejected from the Bobcats' game with the Wizards for throwing an elbow at Washington's James Singleton late in the first quarter on Monday night. Thomas was dribbling and Singleton was defending him when the Charlotte forward elbowed him with 3.6 seconds remaining in the quarter. He was immediately called for a flagrant 2 foul and ejected. Charlotte Observer

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