The Mailbag: Would Tom Thibodeau Really Go To The Lakers?


Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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The Avisail Garcia News Is A Downer


Today was going so well.

I woke up this morning at 6am — did you know there’s a 6am? Turns out there is — in preparation for my guest spot co-hosting McNeil and Spiegel on The Score. (Which, by the way, was an experience I really enjoyed, and who knows, maybe I’ll be back on again.)

Of course, the lead story this morning was the injury to Avisail Garcia, which Spiegel disagreed with because we’d all been told it wasn’t a big deal. Garcia hurt his shoulder diving for a ball, but all the x-rays were clean and the team was calling it “jammed.” He was just going to miss a couple of days.

Then the show ended and minutes after getting home, sitting down and firing up the computer, the news came.

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