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Tyrus Thomas was at the Berto Center for the Bulls shoot around Thursday morning but refused to comment on why he missed practice Wednesday. The team suspended Thomas two games for the unexcused absence. He will sit out against Cleveland in the nationally-televised game against Cleveland and at Boston Friday.
Bull general manager John Paxson declined to comment.
Bulls head coach Jim Boylan was asked if Thomas had apologized to the team.
``You've got to talk to Tyrus about that,'' Boylan said.
Told Thomas was not talking, Boylan said: ``I guess that's his right, her can speak or not speak.''
Sources said Thomas blew off the practice as a protest for being benched for all but eight-plus minutes Tuesday in the win over Memphis. Thomas was scoreless, had one rebound, and picked up four fouls in that game.
Boylan tried to make light of the subject: ``It was a one-game suspension but Griff [Adrian Griffin] and Ben Wallace called and said we should make it two. So we decided it was probably the best thing.''
But Boylan knows this is not something the team needs in what has been a soap opera season.
``It's disappointing,'' Boylan said. ``It's just disappointing to me at this point in the season we're dealing with stuff like this.''

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