We know your intentions were pure, Paul Silas. You thought having Tyrus Thomas undergo hypnotherapy treatments during the offseason would help get to the root of his sometimes unbalanced floor game, instill in him a deep, strong foundation of positive reinforcement that could curb his wilder tendencies, and help him maintain focus during the extended lockout and the shortened season.
Instead, though, it wreaked havoc on his inner equilibrium, leading to across-the-board drop-offs in his shooting, rebounding, assist, steal and block percentages, a career-low Player Efficiency Rating and, occasionally, a thousand-yard stare that makes you wonder what that cut-rate therapist (thanks, MJ) actually implanted down there.
Whoops. Talk about your all-time backfires, Coach.
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