Simple question for Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas: What happened last season?

"Life happened," Thomas replied Monday with not a hint of sarcasm or annoyance.

Thomas thought he'd break through a plateau he'd established as an NBA power forward. He did break from two previous seasons in Charlotte, but not in a good way. His productivity plummeted to 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds, roughly half of his average the season before.