Its time to admit it people. Tyrus Thomas is a bust. Yes, I know he's turning 23. He MAYBE hasn't touched his ceiling yada yada yada. Give me a break. The guy has been in the league for 3 years. Name me one star big man in this league who wasn't making a huge impact by his 3rd year. I don't get where all this Tyrus support comes from. I'm convinced that Bulls fans are being brainwashed due to their loyalty to Mr. Paxson's draft picks. Fans are falling more in love with players and are more loyal to players than to the team.
My point is...how can someone who watches this team consistently somehow believe that Tyrus Thomas is capable of being something like a number 2 option or resemble any remnance of a top power forward in this league. Name me one basketball skill this guy actually has. What...he can make a 17 foot jumper 3 out of 10 times if he's open? Do you know how many wide open jumpers I've seen this guy take and brick? As a power forward, shouldn't he have at least one move with his back to the basket? Is it not clear that he has just about 0 offensive skills? But isn't that exactly the opposite of what we need?
So someone please tell me why anyone is even advocating for the organization to keep this bum around. To catch a lob once a game? To get 7 rebounds a game half the season and then 11 rebounds a game the other half? A couple of highlight blocks here or there? Wouldn't it be more efficient and significant to have a 4 who is ACTUALLY a second option and scores 20 points a game and actually rebounds well the ENTIRE season. I would GLADLY sacrifice the highlight lobs from Derrick Rose for a true 4 who knows how to play the game of basketball and is capable of putting the ball on the floor with his back to the basket. Speaking of which, I haven't even mentioned the fact that Tyrus Thomas turns the ball over just about (no exaggeration) every time he puts the ball on the floor. Who on this site actually believes or can possibly believe that Tyrus Thomas will somehow gain 40 lbs., develop a post game, learn how to dribble, improve his basketball IQ, and no longer turn the ball over every other time he touches it? ITS NEVER GONNA HAPPEN PEOPLE. As a power forward in the NBA, you either have it or you don't. A'Mare has it. Bosh has it. Boozer has it. Malone had it. Webber had it. Garnett has it. Stromile Swift never had it. Joe Smith never really had it. Marcus Fizer never had it. Drew Gooden never had it. Donyell Marshall never had it. (haha 4 former Bulls...all huge lottery busts, surprise surprise). I can keep naming busts for days and you can keep holding your breath for years. The bottom line is Tyrus Thomas NEVER WILL HAVE IT. Anyone who contradicts this fact is either in denial or just plain inexplicably far too loyal to a player who is truly a below average NBA power forward.
The Bulls need to do something about this situation and I mean quick. Somehow they've duped so many so-called knowledgable Bulls fans, especially on this site, into believing the Tyrus pick was a good pick because he's so young and has so much upside, etc. You can spin it any way you want, the pick was a massive bust and LeMarcus is undoubtedly the better player. Which is why THEY MUST trade him now while his value is not completely diminished and turn the pick into something of value to compensate for setting the organization back tremendously the past 3 seasons when we could have had a 7 foot 18 point scorer in Aldridge helping us out in the playoffs instead of Tyrus riding the bench. Enough with the denial...just embrace the fact that Thomas is essentially useless to this team in the long run and HE MUST GO NOW.