Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 7 months ago

Thomas signed a 10-day deal with the Grizzlies on Tuesday, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Thomas, who has not played in the NBA since the 2012-13 season, recently spent two games with the Iowa Energy of the D-League, where he caught the attention of the Grizzlies. The former top-five pick has generally been written off as a bust, but at 28 years old, he's still an excellent athlete who can rebound and block shots. Right now it's unclear how he'll fit in with the Grizzlies, but it's a low-risk move that could pay dividends if he carves out a regular bench role.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

Tyrus Thomas has been training with John Lucas this offense.

Lucas said on his Twitter account on Thursday that Thomas' first day "included some tough love."The coach has his work cut out for him and Thomas' minutes per game have dropped in each of his last six seasons. He'll likely get a camp invite from some team, but nothing is guaranteed at this point.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

The Knicks could have interest in Tyrus Thomas if he passed through buyout waivers as expected.

The Bobcats officially bought out Thomas on Wednesday and any team that claims him would have to pick up his $9.4 million price tag for next season. The Knicks, who could definitely use frontcourt depth, would make sense for Thomas. We expect Thomas will land somewhere as a backup big man for next season.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

The Bobcats officially bought out Tyrus Thomas on Wednesday.

The Bobcats made the move to make room for Al Jefferson, but also to get out of a deal that's been a mistake for a long while. Thomas was scheduled to count $9.4 million this season and although he won't get anything close to that as a free agent, he should still be able to find a job as a depth big man.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

The Bobcats will use the amnesty provision on Tyrus Thomas to make room for Al Jefferson.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

The Bobcats gave Tyrus Thomas 23 minutes of playing time on Monday and he scored 13 points with two boards, two assists and one steal.

The Bobcats were missing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Byron Mullens, which is why they let Thomas loose. MKG should be back for Wednesday, so Tyrus isn't exactly the Bryce Harper of basketball players in fantasy leagues. Jeff Taylor got the start and scores seven points with five boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

Tyrus Thomas (personal) has rejoined the Bobcats but he is not part of Mike Dunlap's rotation.

We're taking Thomas off the injury report, as he's merely been the victim of a string of DNP-CDs. He remains a leading candidate for the Bobcats' amnesty clause this summer.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

Tyrus Thomas was active for the first time in 12 games Friday but did not get into the game.

Thomas was active because Ramon Sessions (sprained MCL) is sidelined. We imagine that will continue for the next four weeks while Sessions is out, but we don't expect Thomas to see much game action despite the $18 million left on his contract after this season. It's entirely possible he'll be amnestied this summer.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 2 years ago

The Bobcats have told Tyrus Thomas to stay home and he will not travel on the team's 4-game road trip.

President of basketball operations Rod Higgins said that the front office felt Thomas was better served working out and doing rehab in Charlotte than accompanying his team. Thomas is signed through 2014-15 and is owed approximately $18 million after this season. That's not bad for a guy averaging 4.8 points and who hasn't played in a game since February 6. He's a definite amnesty candidate in the offseason.

Tyrus Thomas PF/C MEM 3 years ago

Tyrus Thomas (knee) returned to action on Saturday with two points in seven minutes off the bench.

Jeff Adrian played 21 minutes and continues to start at PF, and there's no upside for either Thomas or Adrian because Byron Mullens (ankle) is targeting a return on Monday.