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The Mystery that is Tyrus Thomas....

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The Mystery that is Tyrus Thomas....

Every 6-8 to 6-10 player with long arms and a below average offensive game is compared to Tyrus Thomas but my question was: Did Thomas have this HIGH potential?

I never understood it. Watching a ton of LSU games when he was there plus the fact he knocked out my Dukies, he looked good but he never stood out to me. He was a tools guy, not a player who looked like a potential superstar from what I saw.

WHO was Thomas compared to coming out of LSU and did you believe he was a potential superstar?


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ohh yeah dude, thomas def,

ohh yeah dude, thomas def, had it, still does. he has showed flashes of brinliance a lot.... but thats nothing when ur work ethic sucks.... he hasnt added 1 and 1 yet, in his case he got 3 instead of 2

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he was compared to shawn

he was compared to shawn marion

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Tyrus Thomas was highly

Tyrus Thomas was highly ranked in a VERY WEAK draft class. Only one superstar was on that draft which was Brandon Roy. Tyrus basically benefited from a weak class, which made it seemed like he had a real high potential. I think 2006 draft class was the weakest draft class of all time, it had one draft bust after another, only Rondo, Gay and Roy have turned into good players the rest are bust, Bargani is coming around be he was not worth the #1 pick, thats how bad it is.

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foye has held his own i

foye has held his own i think, and 06 draft class isnt the worst, u forgot bout the 2000 draft class

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@ universal

Your correct, I forgot about 2000 class. Well my point is that Tyrus benefited from a very weak draft class, his potential was high but not as high as everyone thinks it is. He was basically the #4 pick by default, if he was in a different draft class, he probably would have been choosen outside top 10 pick.

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He was also compared to

He was also compared to Stromile Swift w/ Ben Wallace's attitude. Yes, I was a believer that he could be the next big thing, but boy was I wrong.

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Tyrus

He never got consistant minutes in Chicago. Every believed he could be a copy of Amare early in his career when he relied on his athletisism to out quick and out jump opposing 4's. Still good for some ridiculous highlights garunteed.

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So everyone in this thread deserved -9?
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Haha

That was quick. For good or bad, I can certiantly say this is the more interesting bball forum I have found.

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Thomas has potentiol. You

Thomas has potentiol.

You realize That draft class was weak but Thomas has very good potentiol.

How many players has his combination of athletacism, and size.

Big mans like him need a lot of time to fill out their bodies, and also his basketball iq isnt high but hes gonna get smarter.

He already has developed a solid jump shot.

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It is still too early but he

It is still too early but he has the skills and ability but now it is about applying all that and being a consistent NBA player. He should get a decent amount of minutes with the Bobcats so hopefully he finds his niche. The journey is not over and if it clicks for him, he can be a hell of a player.

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He is going to make

7-9 mil each of the next four seasons. I don't think he will ever be able to be a #1 or #2 on a team, but for that amount of money he will have to become a consistant starting 4 for the Bobcats. They have Wallace and Jackson that can take the scoring load. Thomas will have to provide the rebounding and hustle they need and if the Bobcats try to pick up the pace and run then Tyrus could have a huge impact in fast break points.

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tyurs thomas i a BEAST!! i

tyurs thomas i a BEAST!! i wish my nuggets would have landed him.
with his new larger role getting minutes for the bobcats and the interest that larry brown has taken in him, he will be in the running for most improved player next year. all you guys saying he didnt live up to his potential forgot hes only 23 there is still time.

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