all this hype about thomas, think about it, stromile swift was the same way in college maybe even better and now look at him..just dunks on people that's it, thats how i think thomas is going to end up
Look at Stromiles attitude compared to Thomas' attitude. Maybe they were the same coming out of college but you can bet Thomas will work a lot harder on his J and overall game than Swift did. Swift was a victom of his own ego thinking he didn't need to work to achieve anything.
IMHO, w/o that NCAA tourney,
he'd be a late 1st rounder, early 2nd rounder.
No way dude. He would have been a top 10 regradless. It was his NCAA Tournament performances that hyped him up to be this great first overall pick. He was firmly in the top 10 before the tournament because of his season play. You can't raise your stock a round in the NCAA tournament unless you drop 50 a game. Plus, he had off games in the tournament as well (UCLA).
Totally agree dwillreg. Thomas isnt going to be a stromile swift, he is a much hard worker then him. He is gonna need a little bit of weight maybe 10 to 15 pounds of muscle. From what i heard he is already gaining some weight.The thing i really like about him is that he is a energizer, he hustles, an he loves playing defense.He will be successfull if he keeps getting better.He has a mean streak to him that Aldridge does not, thats the only reason i prefer Thomas over Aldridge.I really think he will fit well with the bulls because the guy flys up the floor like a guard, an anytime the bulls can run an gun there gonna do it.Again he is about energy an thats the whole bulls team , energy players that work hard.Perfect Fit. Shannon Brown at 16!Another perfect fit.
I see Thomas' max potential as a Shawne Marion/Amare Stodimire mix. Not combination that is he will probaly never be as good as either of those players but his skill set is designed for a team that runs the fast break (Suns). I could see the suns trading Marion for the #2 pick and they could get a younger version of Marion/Stodimire and put him at 3. That would be smart.