TAG: Tyrus Thomas

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Eric Gordon (photo. Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Overpaid Players

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

It took a bitter, drawn-out battle that interrupted the 2011-12 season in order to stop front offices from blowing all of their money on a single player, and to prevent further careless spending. Before then, however, bad contracts were prevalent: $100 million deals to anyone that could be considered an All-Star and role players that wound up being traded or waived two years later after signing a $50 million deal. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Veterans Who Can Restart Their Careers In Miami

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton (photo. Instagram/ripcity3232)

On Tuesday, the Miami Heat brought Michael Beasley back into the fold by offering him a spot on their training camp roster with a non-guaranteed contract that would net B-Easy over $1 million if he makes the team. Like Beasley, there are other NBA veterans who might play well if they latched on with the title-winning Heat. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 13, 2013 / 11:45 am

The 5 Worst NBA Draft Day Trades Of The Last 20 Years

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

Remember watching Tyrus Thomas during LSU’s run to the Final Four in the 2006 NCAA Tournament? The man was an animal, destroying top overall seed Duke during a Sweet 16 matchup and then hanging 21 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking three shots against Texas in a regional final. He went from being a complete nobody during the preseason to looking like a surefire NBA star. Read More »

Smack / Apr 16, 2013 / 1:17 am

Norris Cole Shows Miami Doesn’t Need The Big Three; Andray Blatche’s Revenge

Norris Cole

On a day that will forever be linked with sadness, death and despair, a backup point guard turned in the most heartwarming story on the NBA schedule. It was of little importance within the grand scheme of life, especially after spending hours trained to the television yesterday afternoon, but watching Norris Cole get extended minutes in his hometown and light up the Cavs was fun. Read More »

Smack / Jan 7, 2013 / 5:17 am

Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questions Dallas’ Future

Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari (photo. adidas)

The wheels were already coming off in Los Angeles for the Lakers, but now it seems like an axle just gave way. A 112-105 home loss to Denver drops L.A. to 15-18, which is three games worse (as ESPN’s J.A. Adande perfectly pointed out) than the ’04-’05 Laker team with Chucky Atkins and Chris Mihm at point and center. The way Sunday’s loss ended is a metaphor for the Lakers’ season so far. Something good happens (Dwight Howard‘s block on Andre Miller with less than 15 seconds to go, with the Nugs up three), and then something worse happens (Howard’s block going right to Danilo Gallinari, who sank a three). And then when something good happens again (Kobe Bryant‘s insane corner three, guarded by three guys) it’s much too late to really matter. Your 2013 Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

Latrell Sprewell (Dime #11)

Tyrus Thomas (photo. John Sturdy)

Every year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an official, or to execute a chin-up on the rim. As you can imagine, some of these things happen quite frequently. Read More »

Smack / Sep 2, 2012 / 1:33 am

The Bobcats Want To Trade Their Biggest Underachiever; Nets Look For A Secret Weapon

Tyrus Thomas (photo. John Sturdy)

Tyrus Thomas (photo. John Sturdy)

When we talk about the NBA’s biggest enigmas, why doesn’t anyone ever mention Tyrus Thomas? He’s a 6-9 freak of an athlete who showed in college he’s good enough – when he cares – to make a big difference. So far in the NBA, he’s displayed a decent skill set when he’s healthy. He’s not a liability on the line, doesn’t need the ball to be effective and can play in a number of different systems. He even started for a playoff team in Chicago. Of course, it’s hard to stay relevant when your best friend on the team is the trainer, but we think Thomas deserves a little more shine as one of the NBA’s biggest underachievers. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Video: The Top 10 Defensive Plays Of The NBA Season

Ian Mahinmi

The NBA unveiled their NBA All-Defensive First Team yesterday and it looked like this: Tony Allen and Chris Paul at the guards, LeBron James and Serge Ibaka at the forwards, and Dwight Howard in the middle. No Andre Iguodala. No Tyson Chandler – the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. That doesn’t make much sense right? Now, the NBA has released their 10 best defensive plays of the year, and Chandler doesn’t make that list either. He’s not feeling the love at all. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 27, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Amar’e Stoudemire’s Abusive Dunk Over Tyrus Thomas

Ama're Stoudemire

Maybe Amar’e Stoudemire was pissed we dissed him in our top 20 dunkers post. With all of his injuries, and with the way his legs were quite obviously giving out on him this year, he didn’t even make the list. Sorry Tyrus Thomas. You deserved to get smacked up by your coach, but you didn’t deserve this. Stoudemire just gets abusive with it. Read More »