HoopsHype Tyrus Thomas rumors

July 8, 2010 Updates

Next up will be the pursuit of power forwards with Tyrus Thomas, Luis Scola and Udonis Haslem heading the list. The Nets also will go after shooters like Kyle Korver and Mike Miller. I still hear they won’t overpay, although my first thought was $35 million for Outlaw is steep. (He will get $7 million a year flat). He has averaged 9.5 points in 400 career games. But the Nets have always liked him. His name came up in some prior trade discussions. The Nets have money to spend and they have to spend some of it to make sure they have a roster in place before Rod Thorn exits next week. So this could the first of several moves by the Nets today. Bergen Record

July 7, 2010 Updates

After losing out on Carlos Boozer to the Chicago Bulls, the New Jersey Nets have targeted three players in discussions: Tyrus Thomas, Travis Outlaw and Kyle Korver, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Nets have $30 million in cap space, but aren’t under great pressure to use it all. They’re holding out a faint hope for LeBron James, but with no running mate in New Jersey, James is destined to sign with Cleveland, Miami or New York. Yahoo! Sports

July 6, 2010 Updates
July 1, 2010 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks are keeping an eye on restricted free agent Tyrus Thomas. Both teams have expressed interest in the forward and are expected to make a hard push for him if they can't land any of their top targets. HoopsWorld

I just got off the phone with Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins. He said he hasn't spoken to Felton's or Tyrus Thomas' agents today and he said it's premature to speculate on Felton's future. But I think it's pretty clear Thomas is dramatically more likely to be a Bobcat next season than Felton. And it's not outlandish to think they might have to ride out D.J. Augustin as the starting point guard, unless they can find some trade for a veteran playmaker. Charlotte Observer

June 26, 2010 Updates

KC Johnson: Bobcats make qualifying offer to ex-Bull Tyrus Thomas, allowing them to match any offers he might receive as restricted free agent. Twitter

June 25, 2010 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats have made a one-year, $6.2 million qualifying offer to Tyrus Thomas, making the power forward a restricted free agent. Friday's move will allow the Bobcats to match any offer Thomas gets from another team when free agency begins next week. Thomas said on Tuesday he wants to sign a long-term deal with the Bobcats. ESPN.com

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