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Tyrus Thomas | Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: LSU
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Unrestricted free agent Tyrus Thomas has been training with John Lucas this offseason.
Lucas said on his Twitter account on Thursday that Thomas' first day "included some tough love." The coach has his work cut out for him and Thomas' minutes per game have dropped in each of his last six seasons. He'll likely get a camp invite from some team, but nothing is guaranteed at this point. Fri, Aug 2, 2013 09:35:00 AM

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The Knicks could have interest in Tyrus Thomas if he passed through buyout waivers as expected.

The Bobcats officially bought out Thomas on Wednesday and any team that claims him would have to pick up his $9.4 million price tag for next season. The Knicks, who could definitely use frontcourt depth, would make sense for Thomas. We expect Thomas will land somewhere as a backup big man for next season.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 04:45:00 PM

The Bobcats officially bought out Tyrus Thomas on Wednesday.

The Bobcats made the move to make room for Al Jefferson, but also to get out of a deal that's been a mistake for a long while. Thomas was scheduled to count $9.4 million this season and although he won't get anything close to that as a free agent, he should still be able to find a job as a depth big man.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 02:13:00 PM

The Bobcats will use the amnesty provision on Tyrus Thomas to make room for Al Jefferson.

He was on the books for $9.4 million this year and it's been a long time coming for Thomas. He played just 13.8 minutes per game last season and shot a woeful 35.3 percent from the field in 26 games. He wasn't much better in 2011-12, shooting 36.7 percent and his offense never really came around due to shooting way too many jumpers. Thomas will likely be a backup on a team that has an up-tempo pace.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 02:34:00 PM

The Bobcats gave Tyrus Thomas 23 minutes of playing time on Monday and he scored 13 points with two boards, two assists and one steal.

The Bobcats were missing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Byron Mullens, which is why they let Thomas loose. MKG should be back for Wednesday, so Tyrus isn't exactly the Bryce Harper of basketball players in fantasy leagues. Jeff Taylor got the start and scores seven points with five boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 10:43:00 PM

Tyrus Thomas (personal) has rejoined the Bobcats but he is not part of Mike Dunlap's rotation.

We're taking Thomas off the injury report, as he's merely been the victim of a string of DNP-CDs. He remains a leading candidate for the Bobcats' amnesty clause this summer.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Tyrus Thomas was active for the first time in 12 games Friday but did not get into the game.

Thomas was active because Ramon Sessions (sprained MCL) is sidelined. We imagine that will continue for the next four weeks while Sessions is out, but we don't expect Thomas to see much game action despite the $18 million left on his contract after this season. It's entirely possible he'll be amnestied this summer.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 11:01:00 AM

The Bobcats have told Tyrus Thomas to stay home and he will not travel on the team's 4-game road trip.

President of basketball operations Rod Higgins said that the front office felt Thomas was better served working out and doing rehab in Charlotte than accompanying his team. Thomas is signed through 2014-15 and is owed approximately $18 million after this season. That's not bad for a guy averaging 4.8 points and who hasn't played in a game since February 6. He's a definite amnesty candidate in the offseason.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Tyrus Thomas (knee) returned to action on Saturday with two points in seven minutes off the bench.

Jeff Adrian played 21 minutes and continues to start at PF, and there's no upside for either Thomas or Adrian because Byron Mullens (ankle) is targeting a return on Monday.
Sat, Feb 2, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Tyrus Thomas (knee) is listed as a game-time call for Saturday's game in Houston.

Thomas has a mere bruise, but he shouldn't be near fantasy rosters anyway. Byron Mullens (ankle) is close to a return and Thomas has appeared in just eight of the Bobcats' last 14 games.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Tyrus Thomas will not play in Wednesday's game due to a left knee contusion.

The injury was suffered in practice on Tuesday and no report was released until Wednesday's tip vs. San Antonio. Tyrus has no value in almost any league. Jeff Adrien should play a little more while he's out and until Byron Mullens (ankle) can return.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 08:41:00 PM

Tyrus Thomas had two points, six rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes Saturday.

It was the first time Thomas cracked double-digit minutes since Jan. 9 and only his second appearance in the last seven games. Unfortunately for Thomas, Byron Mullens is hopeful of returning on the team's upcoming road trip, which would likely eliminate whatever scattered minutes Thomas would have gotten.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Tyrus Thomas made another start at power forward Wednesday, but failed to score on 0-of-4 shooting and added just two rebounds.

Thomas played 38 minutes on Sunday, and while there's no report of an injury tonight, you have to wonder if he aggravated his calf injury. And once Byron Mullens returns from his ankle injury, Thomas will become an afterthought.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Tyrus Thomas played over 38 minutes in his first start of the season on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting, with five rebounds, one steal and one block.

Usual starting PF Hakim Warrick (flu) was unavailable, and it's anyone's guess how long Thomas will stay healthy, so don't get too excited. He's still only 26 years old and we can't totally discount his upside (career averages of 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks in 20 minutes per game), but the return of Warrick and eventually Byron Mullens (ankle) will eradicate his appeal.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 10:48:00 PM

Tyrus Thomas will start against the Pistons on Sunday.

Hakim Warrick is out with an illness and Thomas will be called upon in just his second game back from a severe calf injury. He played only 13 minutes in his debut, so it would be tough for him to play near 30 minutes. Thomas has been a huge fantasy tease over the years for his defense and he'd have to really go off in order to get our attention. Jeff Adrien should also see some playing time with Warrick out.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Noah Vonleh
3Cody Zeller
4D.J. White
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo