Del Negro said Thomas is staying home so as not to infect other
players. Del Negro said Thomas arrived at the Berto Center earlier than
the other players on Wednesday to be evaulated by athletic trainer Fred
Team officials said Thomas has a fever, redness in a sore throat and has vomited sporadically.
Looks like any thoughts of this being one of those "sick" days where the illness was an excuse for him to be quasi-suspended are over. What's interesting though is the tribune, in both articles related to the illness, also felt the need to take shots at him in topics unrelated to the illness.
Perhaps they simply didn't want to fire up two articles on Tyrus Thomas, but it just seems odd to bring up the fact that he argued with Del Negro a few days ago in a note about him not being healthy enough to travel with the team.
In the first article, the discussion was so prominent that it gave life to the idea that the illness was contrived.
Not sure where to go with that, I hope Tyrus gets better, and I hope Vinny plays him more. Taj Gibson is the new Chris Duhon. A guy who can help the team, but is played way more than he should play at the expense of someone who's significantly better than he is.