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Bobcats sign Thomas to 5-year, $40 million extension

Jul 9, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats have signed forward Tyrus Thomas to a five-year, $40 million extension. 
Thomas, who was selected fourth overall in the 2006 draft, was erratic both on and off during his stint with the Chicago Bulls. After being traded to Charlotte during mid-season last year, Thomas immediately fit in with Larry Brown’s squad much better than he ever had with the Bulls. 
Thomas isn’t a dominant offensive player by any stretch of the imagination, but Larry Brown loves Thomas’ athleticism, energy, underrated passing ability, and ability to make impact plays on the defensive end of the floor. Thomas won’t be the kind of superstar that many top-five picks become, but he seems to have found a home in Charlotte. 
  1. Bobcat Will - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    This is great news as a Bobcats fan. You cant give up a first round pick for a guy who is only on the team a few months.
    I think TT has finally matured and he could be an absolute beast, esp if he can start to hit his jumper with consistency.

  2. Michael Jordan - Jul 9, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Thomas showed that he was improving as a player under Larry Brown. He has the right environment around him in Charlotte, and considering Travis Outlaw just got a 5 year/35 mil deal, this is a good deal for both sides.

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