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March 09, 2011

Tyrus Thomas out tonight vs. Bulls

Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas will NOT play in tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls after he developed soreness in his left knee.

Thomas has been out since mid-January with a torn meniscus. He practiced fully Tuesday and anticipated playing against the Bulls. He still hopes to play Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Stephen Jackson (strained left hamstring) said he is feeling well but won't decide whether to play tonight until gametime. Jackson has missed the past two games. He said he has extensively rehabbed the injury and feels good but isn't yet certain he is ready to play.

Posted by Observer Sports on March 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM | Permalink


That sucks Thomas is our only chance of making the playoffs

Posted by: CATFAN | Mar 9, 2011 11:23:22 AM

I dont want to make the playoffs this year just to get swept out in the first round. We need to have a shot at the lottery to get a good solid pick in the draft. Playoffs = No Lottery pick!

Posted by: rick b. | Mar 9, 2011 11:51:22 AM

So, squeak in the playoffs, get eliminated in the first round, end up drafting around 15, or miss the playoffs and go into the lottery, landing around 10.

I'll take the playoffs.

Posted by: ScottNC1 | Mar 9, 2011 12:08:04 PM

The draft pick in 2011 that we received from Portland since we did not have one ourselves is determined by where Portland finishes not the Bobcats

Posted by: Bob | Mar 9, 2011 12:13:33 PM

Ok MJ...is time to:


Then we will have 2 1st Rd picks, one bewteen 5-8 and one between 20-25. Pleae MJ then draft the best talent, regardless of their position. But first, hire some real scouts!!!

Posted by: RobC | Mar 9, 2011 12:13:57 PM


I think your facts are wrong.

Posted by: JC | Mar 9, 2011 1:16:59 PM

This team is a joke!

Posted by: bobcats | Mar 9, 2011 1:20:23 PM

Your wrote two blogs today about Thomas playing today and another not playing. Please keep us current about what's happening. we're confused with the two scenarios. The chances of the playoffs and drafts shouldn't infer like TVM (Time Value of Money). We need wins now and the future will take care of itself when the draft comes. Are we saying we don't care about the playoffs, but instead worried about the upcoming draft? Come on cats fans, let's deal with the Bulls today and Portland on Friday. Then come the draft later this year, Charlotte will select a talent (young) that will not be developed, but traded to a good team like Derick Brown and Shannon Brown of Knicks and Lakers.

Posted by: bobcats | Mar 9, 2011 1:31:38 PM


Posted by: ROBERT FARMER | Mar 9, 2011 3:40:15 PM

Bob -

The Bobcats do have their own 1st Rd Pick for this summer of 2011. The pick from Portland will be additional to our 1st Rd Pick. In total the Bobcats will have 2 1st rd picks this summer.

Posted by: RobC | Mar 9, 2011 3:50:38 PM

7th is about the best we can hope for unless the lotto gods bounce our way. Even if we tank we will like get the 7th pick at best. Maybe move up with the Hornets pick if we wanted. Let's just play and finish where we finish. Tanking is spineless

Posted by: DanielTDenny | Mar 9, 2011 4:01:09 PM

Too much emphasis is put on thoughts of the lottery, losing, on purpose, than winning and giving a 110%. I do understand looking at a risk/reward factor. The playoffs offer national exposure and better exposure to the carolinas specifically. Having a repeat playoff appearance on the team resume is huge also. Otherwise, as was mentioned if taking is difference of ten or less spots on the draft board, its not really worth it.

Posted by: Altheus | Mar 9, 2011 6:22:19 PM

Tank.... and What??
This is more than just about a draft pick for next year. This is not the Panthers "top Pick". The Bobcats are just trying to make a name for themselves in their own city(Charlotte). Getting to the playoffs again a second consecutive season can Potentially create a buzz for next season.

Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Mar 9, 2011 6:26:27 PM

Altheus sorry did not see your post till I got finished... Got distracted some.

Yeah what Altheus said!

Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Mar 9, 2011 6:28:43 PM

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