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  1. Thick and Thin

    Thick and Thin Freshman

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    the experts, I mean, that T Thomas will be drafted within the 1st few picks of the draft, I disagree. I'm no expert but I don't think Tyrus has a strong enough ,"outside" shot to be ready to play, small forward, in the NBA, but maybe they have their eye on putting him at power forward, which I don't think he is big enough to play on a consistent level. Maybe It's just wishful thinking, but I don't think TT or BD is ready for the NBA ! I think they are smart enough to make the right choice! Here is to 2 or 3 more years of T Time at LSU!! GEAUX SAINTS!! Through Thick and Thin
     
  2. TigerFan23

    TigerFan23 USMC Tiger

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    The NBA, for the most part, drafts based on potential as opposed to immediate impact. So I can see how they could view Tyrus as a top 5 pick. Do I think he should stay? Of course, not just because I want him back as a fan, but I think he could benefit from another year or two of college.

    I could see this being a package deal of Big Baby and TT either staying together or leaving together. I have a hunch they're going to stick around at least one more year.
     
  3. clair

    clair Rockets

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    I'd imagine Tyrus would put his name in without hiring an agent, then go and get mull-dragged in the Chicago camps, then decide he needs to come back for a Sophomore year

    Those coaches will exploit his weaknesses in the camps
     
  4. TigerFan23

    TigerFan23 USMC Tiger

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    Well let's just hope Brandon Bass comes back again and knocks some sense into them.
     
  5. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

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    Exactly. Baby and Tyrus manhandled UT's Aldridge and Aldridge is still projected by some as a Top 5 pick if he decides to come out. All about potential.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Thomas may not be ready for the NBA yet, but the high drafting teams are definitely not going to let him get away. They will give him about $10 million reasons why playing a year or two as a reserve in the NBA will prepare him for starting in the NBA better than another year or two in college.
     
  7. LSUalum24

    LSUalum24 Founding Member

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    I'm of the camp that thinks you cannot pass up the chance to be a Top 5 pick when the $ is out there. Tyrus Thomas from what I've read is a bona fide Top 5 pick. He should go pro. He does need to develop more for NBA success but that is what the NBDL is for. Personally, I do think he'll end up staying one more year but I'm not an expert at these things.
     
  8. clair

    clair Rockets

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    you don't make the big money the 1st contract...

    you make money your SECOND deal...

    and if you are not productive your 1st 3 years, consider yourself done...

    Just look at Stromile
     
  9. LsuCraig

    LsuCraig Founding Member

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    I agree Red. If a guy is a projected lottery pick the guy goes. Guaranteed money, and a bunch of it, cannot be turned down no matter who you are. If they are going to pay me $ millions to learn, then so be it.

    Now if you're Bass-type, and you're a maybe 1st round guy but a good possibility a 2nd rounder where there is no guaranteed money, you come back.

    I've also read (I'm not an expert) that this is a weak draft, then all the more possibility of being a lottery pick, makes even more sense to go. Hope Thomas comes back but if he's a lottery pick like Swift, you go. I've never heard anyone criticize Swift at #2 for leaving early.

    Like Collis Temple said, it's like winning the lotto and turing it down and trying to win it again.
     
  10. LSUalum24

    LSUalum24 Founding Member

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    Stro pulled down the mid-level exception for about $4.5 million per year I think. I'd take that.
     

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