Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Mystery that is King Tyrus

After yesterday's reassuring thoughts from David Thorpe (thanks for the transcription, Matt), I came in to yesterday's game hoping to get a timely reminder of how the coaching staff is misusing Tyrus. But, as has happened many times this season, Tyrus had a frustrating game (yes, Noc was far worse and infuriating and I would be happy to see Red Bull(shit) get traded. But I digress.).

Tyrus passes the ball not just "poorly" but aggressively poorly. Does anyone else notice this? It's gotten to the point now where it looks like he's using passing opportunities, especially on fast breaks, to take out his aggression on his teammates. I've seen a lot of quick, one-handed passes from him this year that look almost like he's saying, "You want me to be a team player, Boylan/Skiles? I'll show you how much of a team player I can be." And then when his teammates don't catch his wild passes, he can say to Baggy-eyed Wonder "I'm just trying to help the team." Thorpe insists T double is happy as can be behind the scenes but I see it like this:

Ty knows he has way more raw talent than just about anyone on this team, save B Jizzle, and his emergence last season allowed his ego to inflate to its appropriate size. But this season, after he fell out of the rotation in such a profound way, I can't believe he's satisfied. And so his "passive" aggression becomes his subtle way of forcing the issue that either a)this team team needs to run more plays for him or b) he needs to be traded.


Blogger Ty said...

Mind-reading? Did this solve the riddle of Tyrus? I'm confused. Besides he only has 15 passing TO's all year. He has an assist to bad pass ration of 2.8:1 which is comparable to Joe Smith and Noah. He's not that bad of a passer... if not an ugly one.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

I've gotta say Thomas is a decent passer.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

I gotta say he's an above-average passer. Especially into the post. Yeah he botched a couple on the fast break, but for a big man he's pretty good.

10:43 AM  
Blogger DengDengShotYouDown said...

Ok, maybe my incisive mind-reading skills cannot be backed up by the stats. Keep in mind, tho, I'm not saying he lacks the vision to pass (I think he sees the court as well as any of our big men, save the Corpse [his one skill that hasn't died]), it just honestly looks to me like he's purposely throwing difficult passes for his teammates to get to. Anyone even notice this?

11:35 AM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

I've never noticed it, but after the combined 0 for 17 start to the first quarter against Minnesota, I can't say I watched the rest of that game too closely.

In the past, I always thought that quite a few of Ty's "bad" passes were where his teammates should be, if they knew how to correctly run the court toward the rim, as opposed to, say, hanging around the 3-pt. line in transition. (Cough, Noce, cough, cough.) If you think Ty's frustrated, it might be more over that, than at any lack of playing time. (Although God knows, he has plenty of reason to be pissed at that as well.)

5:48 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 12.25
ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, burberry outlet online, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, burberry, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, oakley sunglasses, nike free, gucci outlet, nike air max, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, uggs on sale, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin outlet, jordan shoes, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin outlet, tiffany and co, replica watches, longchamp, nike outlet, ugg boots, michael kors, michael kors outlet, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses

12:59 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac guess, burberry, lacoste pas cher, michael kors, true religion jeans, louboutin pas cher, ray ban uk, ralph lauren pas cher, michael kors, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, nike air max, sac longchamp, vans pas cher, replica handbags, tn pas cher, nike roshe run, longchamp, nike air max, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, north face, vanessa bruno, hogan, lululemon, coach outlet, mulberry, nike free, converse pas cher, new balance pas cher, timberland, nike huarache, nike trainers, oakley pas cher, coach purses, air jordan pas cher, true religion outlet, nike roshe, nike blazer, air force, north face, ray ban pas cher, michael kors, abercrombie and fitch, nike free run uk, nike air max, hollister pas cher, hermes, hollister, air max, ralph lauren uk

1:03 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ray ban, north face outlet, ipad cases, beats by dre, babyliss, abercrombie and fitch, iphone 6 plus cases, ghd, insanity workout, vans, lululemon, herve leger, timberland boots, nike air max, jimmy choo shoes, baseball bats, reebok shoes, bottega veneta, ferragamo shoes, iphone 6 cases, new balance, soccer jerseys, louboutin, oakley, soccer shoes, giuseppe zanotti, north face outlet, instyler, s5 cases, mcm handbags, iphone 6s plus cases, wedding dresses, mont blanc, iphone cases, nike roshe, chi flat iron, mac cosmetics, converse, hollister, birkin bag, nike air max, vans shoes, iphone 6s cases, nfl jerseys, valentino shoes, iphone 5s cases, p90x workout, hollister, gucci, celine handbags, ralph lauren, asics running shoes

1:06 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

canada goose, swarovski crystal, doudoune canada goose, canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, bottes ugg, canada goose uk, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora jewelry, canada goose, ugg pas cher, moncler, moncler, moncler, louis vuitton, karen millen, moncler, ugg boots uk, coach outlet, hollister, montre pas cher, pandora jewelry, doke gabbana outlet, swarovski, replica watches, toms shoes, canada goose, wedding dresses, canada goose outlet, converse outlet, moncler, supra shoes, thomas sabo, barbour, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, juicy couture outlet, moncler, lancel, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, moncler, barbour jackets, links of london, moncler outlet, marc jacobs, pandora charms, pandora charms
ninest123 12.25

1:09 AM  
Blogger Mie Helal said...

I really like it when folks get together and share opinions

5:52 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home