Charlotte Bobcats Asked Tyrus Thomas to Stay Home


The Charlotte Bobcats have just completed a four game road trip that took them westward. The trip only continued their embarrassment with four embarrassing losses against Los Angeles (Clippers), Utah, Sacramento, and Portland.

Feb 6, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas (12) defends a shot against Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Now they’ve returned home for a two game swing in Charlotte this week before another quick road trip and the drama and embarrassment isn’t over.

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the team had asked Tyrus Thomas to stay home during their latest road trip. He was asked to stay home by the president of basketball operations Rod Higgins to work on rehabilitation and on-court drills.

Thomas has missed twelve games now, ten consecutive as of last night’s game against Portland. In 2011 he blamed his ulcers on eating too much creole and gulf coast food. It was the same excuse he used when asked about his lack of good on court performances.

For Thomas to only be twenty-six years old, he is playing like an old man near retirement. It seems that it’s time for Charlotte to cut their ties with him and move on. Thomas was a key defensive player for Chicago, but as a Bobcat, he has disappointed and has let immaturity get the best of him.

Josh McRoberts played for the first time in his place since becoming a Bobcat before the trading deadline.