But one player is taking the news in stride.
"I was surprised, obviously," Thomas said. "We didn't know he was on the trade block. I mean, he was our third overall pick last year. But when you have a change in ownership and new coaches, everything is possible and everybody is on the trade block."
Is team management punting on the season? Thomas is taking a much more optimistic approach, as you might expect.
"They're doing what they believe is best to win for the long term, and a first-round pick next year would be huge," Thomas said. "... I think we're all surprised now, but I think we'll all be behind it eventually."