Complete Thomas Player Profile
Years Pro: 6
Born: August 17, 1986 (Baton Rouge, LA)
College: Louisiana State
Acquired by the Bobcats from the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 18, 2010, in exchange for Acie Law, Ronald “Flip” Murray and a future first-round draft pick… In 374 career games for Chicago and Charlotte, has averaged 7.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 0.9 assists and 0.8 steals in 20.2 minutes… Originally selected by Portland with the fourth overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft before having his rights traded to Chicago with Viktor Khryapa in exchange for the draft rights to LaMarcus Aldridge.
Played in 54 games, starting 30… Averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 18.8 minutes… Scored in double figures 11 times and recorded double-figure rebounds two times… Tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds on Jan. 28 against Washington for his lone double-double of the season… Recorded a career-high nine blocked shots on Jan. 25 against Washington… Scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds on March 15 at Dallas… Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds to go with eight points on Feb. 4 at Phoenix… Led the Bobcats in rebounds six times, in steals seven times and in blocks 14 times.
Appeared in 41 games for the Bobcats, starting two… Averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 0.7 steals and 0.7 assists in 21.0 minutes… Shot .471 from the field (156-331) and .787 from the free-throw line (107-136)… Scored in double figures 18 times, including five games of 20 points or more… Recorded five games with double-figure rebounds, tallying four double-doubles… Led the team in scoring four times, rebounding eight times, steals nine times and blocks 24 times… Scored a season-high 26 points on a career-high 11 field goals and grabbed 11 rebounds, including a career-high seven offensive rebounds, on Nov. 24 against New York... Scored 21 points on 10-18 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in a season-high 36 minutes on Jan. 5 at Minnesota… Scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds on Jan. 12 against Chicago…Missed 24 games from Jan. 20-March 9 after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee, and missed the season’s final nine games with soreness in the same knee.
Acquired by the Bobcats from the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 18, 2010, in exchange for Acie Law, Ronald “Flip” Murray and a future first-round draft pick… Appeared in 25 games for the Bobcats, averaging 10.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.9 assists in 21.7 minutes… Shot .442 from the field (95-215) and .729 from the free-throw line (62-85)… Scored in double figures 14 times occasions, including a 20-point outing on Feb. 24 at Utah… Recorded four games with double-figure rebounds, tallying three double-doubles… Led the team in scoring twice, rebounding seven times, steals four times and blocks 10 times… In 29 games with Chicago before being traded, averaged 8.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.1 assists in 23.4 minutes… Scored 21 points on a then-career-high-tying 10 field goals on Dec. 26 vs. New Orleans… Had a career-high six steals on Jan. 11 against Detroit… Tied his then-career high with six offensive rebounds on Jan. 14 at Boston and tied his career-high of 13 defensive rebounds on Dec. 29 vs. Indiana… In four playoff games against Orlando, averaged 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes, including a playoff career-high 21 points in Game Four on April 26.
Appeared in 79 games for the Bulls, including 61 starts, with averages of 10.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assists in 27.5 minutes… Shot .451 from the field and .783 from the free throw line… Ranked eighth in the NBA in blocks… Set a Bulls franchise record for consecutive games with at least one block - 29 straight games… Registered a team-high 151 blocks… Recorded a team-high 18 double-doubles… Led the team in scoring twice and in rebounds 20 times… Posted 38 games with 10 or more points and five games with 20 or more points… Notched 18 contests with 10 or more rebounds… Scored a season-high 24 points, including a career-best 14-14 from the free-throw line, on April 9 vs. Philadelphia… Scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds on March 21 vs. the Lakers… Tallied 15 points, eight boards, a career-high eight blocks and four assists on Jan. 3 vs. Minnesota… Started all seven of Chicago’s playoff games, averaging 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, a team-high and NBA postseason-high 2.86 blocks and 1.0 steals in 27.9 minutes.
Appeared in 74 games for the Bulls, including 27 starts, and averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks in 18.0 minutes… Shot .423 from the field and .741 from the free throw line… Scored in double figures 20 times, including four games of 20 points or more, and tallied eight games of 10-plus rebounds… Recorded five double-doubles… Scored a season-high 26 points in the season finale vs. Toronto on April 16… Had 18 points, six boards and a career-high tying five assists on Feb. 24 at Houston… Scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed a then-career-high 14 rebounds on Nov. 8 vs. Detroit.
Appeared in 72 games as a rookie for the Bulls, with four starts, and averaged 5.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 13.4 minutes… Shot .475 from the field… Scored in double figures 10 times, including two games with 20 points or more… Posted two double-doubles… Scored a career-high 27 points on 9-11 FG and grabbed eight boards in a season-high 39 minutes on March 31 vs. Cleveland… Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds on Dec. 15 against Milwaukee… Played in 10 playoff games, averaging 5.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 12.2 minutes… Scored in double figures three times.
Played one season at Louisiana State… Named 2006 SEC Freshman of the Year and 2006 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year… Averaged 12.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks, while shooting .608 from the field… Led the SEC in blocks and defensive rebounds, while ranking second in rebounding and 20th in scoring… Scored in double figures 21 times, including four games of 20 points or more, and grabbed double-figure rebounds 15 times… Posted the fourth-best single-season blocks total in school history (99), trailing only Shaquille O’Neal’s three seasons at LSU, and recorded the seventh-best single-season field goal percentage… Named MVP of the Atlanta NCAA Regional after two games versus Duke and Texas… Granted a medical redshirt his freshman season after suffering a neck injury in preseason practices.