Tim Thomas: Bought out

First the Bulls signed a backup combo guard. Then they re-signed their backup-backup point guard. And now they’ve reached a contract settlement with Tim “The Human Coffee Break” Thomas. Exciting times in the Windy City folks…banner number seven here we come!

Okay. Sarcasm over. For now.

Thomas had one year remaining on his contract at $6,466,600, which was about $6,466,000 more than he was worth. Don’t get your hopes up or anything. This wasn’t the precursor to a major move. The Bulls bought out Timmy’s contract so they wouldn’t go over the luxury tax threshold after the Pargo and Hunter signings. With a front court that includes Joakim Noah, Tyrus Thomas, and Brad Miller as well as rookies James Johnson and Taj Gibson, the best Thomas could have hoped for was garbage minutes here or there. Ergo, he had become even less than useless.

I’m not sorry he’s gone. Tim Thomas isn’t exactly synonymous with winning. He is, however, synonymous with selfishness, laziness and horrific shot selection. Hopefully, this is the last we’ll see of him. Two stints in Chicago is about three stints too many.

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4 Responses to Tim Thomas: Bought out

  1. paburnett@gmail.com'
    Pete July 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    “Two stints in Chicago is about three stints too many.”

    Exactly. Tim Thomas’ entire career has been one big Ponzi scheme.

  2. usmcroc22@msn.com'
    rocky rosado July 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    He was a waste of talent. If only he put a little bit more effort in his career he could have been something special.

  3. davidpaulroosa@yahoo.com'
    AK Dave July 15, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    He is also known for one awesome shot in the PHX-LAL series which totally bailed them out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP7WHo38RAk

    :42sec

    And THAT is why some idiot agreed to pay him $6 mildo

  4. Dontrell8@earthlink.net'
    Trilla manila July 16, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    The bulls kinda made a good decision for a change

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