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Tyrus Thomas headed to Charlotte

Feb 18, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

12:10 pm It’s official according to Mark Spears at Yahoo, Tyrus Thomas is headed to the Bobcats. The deal is for Acie Law, Flip Murray and a future first round pick. Denver had tried to get Thomas in a deal, but the Bobcats pick will be much higher and that was the deciding factor.
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11:46 am The Bobcats want front line depth and they appear ready to give the talented but unfocused Tyrus Thomas the chance to fill that role.

Ken Berger at CBSsports.com is reporting the Bulls and Bobcats are close to a deal that sends Thomas to Charlotte. What is not released yet what would head back to the Midwest, but it likely would include Acie Law and Flip Murray, both expiring deals. Charlotte may want to find a way to include point guard DJ Augustin, who the team has been trying to move for a while, however the Bulls want expiring contracts and DJ is in just the second year of his rookie deal.

At the same time, other reports say the Thomas to the Knicks talks have “lost traction.”

Thomas has worlds of talent that he only shows in flashes. Even people close to Thomas said the recurring mantra of his coaches and trainers is to bring passion to his game every night. But the lack of that, combined with a healthy ego, led to clashes with coach Vinny Del Negro in Chicago.

Wait until Thomas meets Larry Brown.

Brown gets a lot of out of players and is maybe the best teacher among NBA coaches. Thomas could get a lot out of him, if he tunes him in. He can also get plenty of burn on the court. But if he tunes him out, Thomas will find Brown also has a very large dog house that can accommodate big egos.

  1. MrMayor919 - Feb 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Perfect! Not that happy parting with Flip but hopefully DJ will now have a chance to lead the scorers coming off of the bench. Go Cats. This trade certainly makes the Cats very dangerous at the 1 through 4 positions in the east.

  2. tdog - Feb 18, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Tyrus Thomas Chicago Bulls……………….he gone!!!!!!!
    Since Larry Brown is an experienced head coach with a track record maybe can crack open Tyrus’s hard head and get something out of the guy.

  3. Deuceadam - Feb 18, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Ounce again the Bulls give up on talent. Does anyone think that Vinnie is going to bring the Bulls a title? The Bulls haven’t done any better since they fired Cartwright from coaching. Then stating that they needed to get a coach to take them to the next level.They should fire Vinnie,then Paxon and his crony GM.

  4. Tyson F. Gautreaux - Feb 18, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    This blog has some really helpful information. I will add it to my rss reader and check back often! Thanks for the updates.

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