When you think of top-notch NBA draft busts, the name Tyrus Thomas should be one of the first to pop up. Taken by the Portland Trail Blazers with the fourth overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft Thomas would immediately be traded to the Chicago Bulls where his pitiful career would begin.
Fast forward seven years and Thomas has been amnestied by the Charlotte Bobcats, who have finally gotten rid of No. 12 after three and a half seasons. In 146 games for the Bobcats, Thomas just proved my theory that is easily the worst basketball player in the NBA. An awful decision maker, clueless defender and clubhouse terror Thomas has disappointed anyone who has ever had faith in him.
Even going back to his collegiate days with the LSU Tigers, the 6-foot-9 forward has been characterized as consistently inconsistent.
However, the New York Knicks apparently haven’t seen Thomas play in the last decade and are reportedly interested in bringing the recently-waived forward to the Big Apple. With nearly all of its money spent, New York must get creative when filling out its final bench spots. With that being said, the Knicks have absolutely no business to even kick the tires on Thomas.
After bringing Andrea Bargnani to town earlier this offseason via trade, New York currently has two power forwards on its roster and is evidently interested in bringing Kenyon Martin back as well. Don’t tell me you’re going to put Thomas at center?!