Chicago Bulls Tyrus Thomas Out 4-6 Weeks. What’s Next?

November 6th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
On Friday afternoon the Chicago Bulls announced that Tyrus Thomas will undergo surgery Saturday to repair a fractured radius in his left forearm. He apparently fractured the forearm while doing chinups at practice.

Now we can formally label his left arm a bust...what about the rest of him?

Thomas came out of LSU after just one year with all of the athletic ability you could imagine. He was a high-flying dunk machine that was ready to fill children's walls with posters of him throwing down on opponents for years.

Then the doghouse became lonely, and Thomas opted to keep it company.

It started with Scott Skiles and has continued with Vinny Del Negro, as Thomas continues to fly through the air for three quarters and then sit on a chair in the fourth. His minutes have increased for three straight years, but his production hasn't followed suit.

Last year, Thomas averaged 27.5 minutes per game, but only managed to average 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

This from a guy that had been sold to fans as Shawn Marion Light, destined to jump out of the gym. In fact, Reggie Miller once said Thomas has the athletic a ...

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