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Suspension Catharsis for Thomas?

OK, over at my place I dragged up a long analysis I did of a few articles I found before Tyrus was drafted a couple years ago, and I compared it to his comments after re: his recent suspension.

In a nutshell, there were plenty of signs before the draft he could be a sullen, selfish sort of guy who occasionally didn't "feel like" coming to work, but once he got there, he played hard.

Back before the draft I questioned whether the Bulls would be able to get a guy with this sort of attitude to buy in.

One of the keys, it seemed, was breaking through his skeptical, untrusting nature, so I was at least willing to consider the possibility his "long talk with Boylan" after his suspension was a breakthrough.  Maybe it'd build a bit of trust.

Well, that was before last night's game.  During the game, against a team he's consistently played well against, he got 3:48 of burn.  Ouch.

More than anything, when I re-read all the stuff I read nearly two years ago, I think all the same questions are there:

  1. Will Tyrus ever get it, or is he just a guy that's too screwy in his thought process to function on an NBA team?
  2. Even if he can "build up trust" in a way to fit into an NBA system, will it be with the Bulls, who have traditionally wanted self-starting guys they don't have to coddle and play these games with?
After nearly two years, it seems we're back to square one, which to me is a lot worse than being at square one in the first place.

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