Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  13 responses

Bobcats Hoping Tyrus Thomas Can Get His Mind Right

Like every other year, it’s the same question with Tyrus this season: can he be mature enough to keep his head in the game? The Bobcats certainly hope so. From the Observer:  “Teammates never have a worry concerning Charlotte Bobcat Tyrus Thomas’ body. His head? That’s another thing entirely. ‘I think he’s still a little immature,’ small forward Gerald Wallace said. ‘But at the same time, when he focuses on playing the game the right way, and not worrying about the referees or worrying about getting fouled or getting hit, he’s amazing.’ Added shooting guard Stephen Jackson, ‘All he has to do is keep his mind in the game, and you’ll see a lot of good this season.’ There’s a reason Bobcats coach Larry Brown frequently calls Thomas this team’s Rasheed Wallace. Like now-retired Wallace, Thomas is a superbly talented big man. Also like Wallace, he can be cranky, moody and disruptive. But there’s been none of that so far this preseason. Thomas was probably this team’s best player in training camp, topping off a great week at UNC-Wilmington with 14 points and three blocked shots in Sunday’s intra-squad scrimmage. As the Bobcats enter the exhibition phase of the preseason – they play the Cavaliers in Cleveland Tuesday night – the question hovers: Is Thomas ready to grow up and calm down? He offers an emphatic yes, crediting his turnaround to the trust established with Brown.”

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  • JTaylor21

    Tyrus should never be compared to Sheed, NEVER. Sheed had unlimited post moves that Tyrus couldn’t even fantasize about.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    I’ll end the suspense now…Tyrus won’t work out. He did this to me as a Bulls fan: He says the right things, says he’s recommitted himself and wants to realize his full potential, then he craps the bed on the court and at some point during the year he will snap at LB. He did it to two separate coaches in Chicago. Sadly, Tyrus will never be the player that he could be.

  • T-Money

    I’ve given up on him. I agree on the talent part, I’ve seen him do things when he was with the Bulls that would make me hope for more. But more would never come.

  • dmoore

    dude is a bust, he’s been in the L too long to use his immaturity card

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    His game is still evolving, but not so sure about his mind. He’s the classic example why teams neet their own psychologist.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    They shouldn’t have paid him so well in the offseason, now he’ll have a few million less reasons to work hard.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Co-sign Enigmatic. He got his contract. Now he’ll go back to being a headache.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    The Bulls hoped the same thing. Man, he has so much potential…he just needs to get it right.

  • david

    he’s gonna do work this season. bobcats are just a PG or big man from a really good team.

    S Jax, G Wall, and Thomas..One of the most athletic 2,3,4 combo in the league.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Im excited to see what he can do. LB is a better communicator than scott skiles

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He will be fine. Tons of blocks. ….A fun thing to do is imagine if bulls kept aldridge. Bulls would have been better, and wouldnt have drafted rose.

  • CrownTown

    I’m with BETCATS.

  • hammer

    Man tyrus no doubt is talented as hell. But time and time again he would frustur8 me like a mofo. All I asked from him was some dam consistency 4 my bulls. @ the beginning I didn’t want him 2 b traded. I kept saying, like some people still say,”he’ll come around,he still young.” But it soon became evident that it wasn’t gonna happen w/this cat. And I wished my bulls would just get rid of him,which I’m thankful that they did. So I know what ur feelin charlotte fans. Just don’t get ur hopes up,cuz he’s just a tease