HoopsHype Tyrus Thomas rumors

April 18, 2012 Updates

Asked if there are any remaining issues between him and Silas, Thomas said, “We’re great; we had a game since” the altercation. Beyond that, Thomas said, “We’re going to leave it at the statement Rod Higgins made.’’ Charlotte Observer

When asked pre-game Wednesday if he and Thomas are now on the same page, Silas said, “We always were.” Silas declined to answer any other questions concerning what happened between him and Thomas. According to the Yahoo story, Silas shoved Thomas toward his locker at the conclusion of a screaming match after Sunday’s loss. The Yahoo story says players intervened to separate the two. Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas shoved 6-foot-10 forward Tyrus Thomas after a postgame screaming match Sunday night, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Several players intervened immediately and separated the coach and player, and no punches were thrown, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

“Silas hates losing to the Celtics, and Paul was even angrier that he thought [Thomas] was acting buddy-buddy with some of their guys,” one source said. “That’s what got it going. But Paul was yelling at him over his salary, over what they have left to pay him. But it started with him saying, hey, he could live with the losing, but you’re going to be buddy-buddy as they’re beating your ass too?” Yahoo! Sports

February 26, 2012 Updates

Higgins and Cho didn't discuss who could be an amnesty candidate, but it's apparent shooting guard Matt Carroll, center Gana Diop or power forward Tyrus Thomas would be the options, based on their remaining salaries and performances this season. Using amnesty on Thomas would be the most extreme move, since they still owe him about $26 million guaranteed over the next three seasons. Charlotte Observer

Higgins was asked about Thomas' lack of production and whether the team now regrets signing him to a 5-year, $40 million contract. "This past summer, nobody (from the team) really saw him because of the lockout. So Tyrus comes back physically looking totally different. He's not playing the same and he's probably lost 15 pounds," which has impeded his effectiveness at power forward, Higgins said. "The regret part (concerning) the contract, you can go both ways on it. It could have been a mistake, but you also have to give him the benefit of the doubt. Can the guy, because of his youthfulness (he's 26), get back to where he was as a player when we invested in him?" Charlotte Observer

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The Wizards have been working hard to move disappointing forward Andray Blatche, but a calf injury expected to sideline the favorite target of D.C. boobirds for three to five weeks won't make it any easier. Sources close to the situation say that the Wizards had been trying to engage Charlotte on a Blatche-for-Tyrus Thomas swap. ESPN.com

January 11, 2012 Updates

With forward Tyrus Thomas showing signs of leg fatigue, Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas chose to sit him, with hopes he'll play Thursday in Atlanta - the first of three games in three nights for the Bobcats. Thomas missed the first six games of the season with a sprained ankle. His return coincided with Corey Maggette's hamstring strain, so Silas inserted Thomas into the lineup at small forward and played him heavy minutes - an average of 29 per night. Silas said Thomas wanted to play against the Houston Rockets, but Silas vetoed that idea. "His legs are hurting him and he's very tired," Silas said. "Possibly we played him too much, too soon." Charlotte Observer

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August 7, 2011 Updates

What have you been doing since the season ended? Tyrus Thomas: I've been continuing a little rehab on my knee and now I'm back working out. I've been really working on my mental approach to the game. I've done that by watching film, studying myself, and being more analytical, rather than spontaneous, in my everyday life. I must say though, the highlight of my summer has been my wedding! Charlotte Observer

March 16, 2011 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas woke up in Houston this morning with a sore knee and missed shootaround. Whether he plays tonight will be a game-time decision, according to the team. Charlotte Observer

March 8, 2011 Updates

The Bobcats said post-game that Thomas has been medically cleared for a full-contact pratice Tuesday. If that goes well, he'll be activated (either Wednesday against the Bulls or Friday against the Blazers). Silas will be happy to have him back, particularly as a shotblocker. I wouldn't have a problem with Silas starting Thomas, considering Diaw's performance, but I think some of you get ahead of yourselves: Thomas has a wealth of talent, but he needs to play under control. Kind of like that running back who rushes into the hole so fast he never gets to make a fake. Still, I'm glad he's here. Charlotte Observer

January 21, 2011 Updates

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