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Tyrus Thomas signs deal to play overseas

Feb 2, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas (12) looks for an outlet pass against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell:USA TODAY Sports

Feb 2, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas (12) looks for an outlet pass against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell:USA TODAY Sports

Tyrus Thomas began his NBA career as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2006, and the team had hopes he'd become a franchise cornerstone for years to come.

But he was traded after just three-and-a-half seasons, and injuries have limited him ever since.

Thomas was back to feeling fine physically, and was attempting to make an NBA comeback this summer after appearing in just two games in total over the last two seasons.

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But rather than take his chances on a non-guaranteed training camp invite somewhere, Thomas has signed a deal with Germany Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Thomas had his best season statistically in 2009, when he averaged 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per contest.

(h/t: PBT)