HoopsHype Kurt Thomas rumors


April 12, 2013 Updates

The Knicks plan to release veteran Kurt Thomas, out for the season with an injury, to make room for Jones, 28, on the roster. Yahoo! Sports

April 11, 2013 Updates

The Knicks intend to waive the injured Thomas in the next 24 hours, possibly Thursday, and sign James Singleton, a journeyman forward who had been playing in China. Thomas is expected to have foot surgery, which will end any chance of his returning for the N.B.A. playoffs, making the decision academic. New York Times

An NBA source confirmed reports that the team has reached an agreement with 6-foot-8 forward James Singleton, who has played for the Wizards, Clippers and Mavericks and most recently in China. With the roster already at 15, the Knicks are expected to release veteran big man Kurt Thomas. He is out with a fractured foot. Bergen Record

April 6, 2013 Updates

Kurt Thomas said on Friday that there is a "good chance" that he can return during the playoffs. "The pain is definitely reduced; I still feel it a little bit. But we're just rehabbing, slowly taking it easy, just trying to eliminate the pain," said Thomas, who suffered a stress reaction in his foot on March 18. At the time of the injury, the Knicks said Thomas would be out two to four weeks. "I definitely think I've got a good chance [to come back in the postseason]," he said. "It's all about how the foot heals up. If the bone heals up and I'm able to get out there, I'll give it a go." ESPN.com

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The Knicks soon may make a hard decision on cutting either Thomas or Rasheed Wallace, who had foot surgery and seems a long shot to make it back. That would open up a roster spot for a big man, probably one out of the D-League. The Knicks will stand pat for now and see how the healing goes with Thomas and Wallace, who is to have stitches taken out of his foot this week. The Knicks still believe Amar’e Stoudemire, who had knee surgery nine days ago, can make it back for the playoffs. Thomas had been playing for several years with a stress fracture and now it has been re-aggravated. Dr. Anish Kadakia, a leading orthopedic foot surgeon at Northwestern Hospital, told The Post because this is not a new stress fracture, it can get better within a month. New York Post

March 19, 2013 Updates

Frank Isola: Breaking: An MRI reveals Kurt Thomas has a stress reaction/stress fracture of his right foot, a person close to Thomas tells the Daily News. Twitter @FisolaNYDN

Tyson Chandler and Kurt Thomas are expected to undergo MRIs on their respective injuries when the Knicks return home Tuesday. Chandler bruised his left knee in Wednesday's loss at Denver, but his strained neck is more of a concern right now. He sat out Monday night's game against the Jazz because of that and will undergo tests Tuesday. "It's bothering him," Mike Woodson said before the Knicks tried to salvage the five-game trip and get their first win. "We've got to probably get him examined when we get back. We'll play that by ear as we head back up the road. I'm sure he'll be examined when we get home." Chandler's neck has been an issue on and off throughout the season, and the Knicks want to know the cause. Newsday

March 2, 2013 Updates
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There were several moments, though, that were definitely cringe-worthy, such as Kurt Thomas’ 3-point attempt with a 110-60 lead. Smith performed a windmill dance after one of his successful threes. Anthony and Steve Novak mimed pseudo-gun gestures, right in front of several Newtown families sitting in the front row. Keith Smart insisted the Kings did not mind the rejoicing. “I don’t feel that way,” the Sacramento coach said. “We’re all big boys. Guys don’t get a chance to play much, they want to shoot and keep playing. You can’t tell them not to shoot. Take your lumps and move on.” New York Daily News

November 11, 2012 Updates

Kurt Thomas didn’t make a peep when he went from being the Knicks’ top power forward reserve in their first three games to sitting out their win over Dallas on Friday night. But Mike Woodson said he didn’t expect any backlash from Thomas, whom he called “a true pro,” or anyone else who might be the odd man out on a given night. “My first speech at our team dinner, right before we opened camp, I told everybody that they had to leave their egos at the door,’’ the coach said Saturday after practice in Greenburgh. “If we’re talking about trying to win a title and win at a high level … we got to leave the egos at the door. I’m not going to deal with guys with bad egos. If there’s a problem, they’ve got to go.” New York Daily News

October 29, 2012 Updates

He has such an age fetish that he brought in Wallace in the offseason even though he’s 38 years old—and has been retired for more than two years. Woodson is so into his veterans that he insists on calling Iman Shumpert “Rook” despite the fact this is his second season, and says that one of his “young” players is J. R. Smith, who is only nine months younger than the 27-year-old LeBron James. (He says the same thing about Felton, who is six months older than LeBron.) Aren’t these guys too old to play in the NBA? “Veterans know how to play,” Woodson says. “There’s a difference in bringing in veteran guys on the tail end that can’t give you anything. Camby and Kurt Thomas, guys like that, they have been very productive in their careers. It’s going to be my job to make sure I put them in the right positions to be successful, to help us win games. I don’t have to scream and yell as much with this team.” New York Magazine

October 5, 2012 Updates

The Knicks really are aging right before our eyes. On Tuesday, Tyson Chandler celebrated his 30th birthday and on Thursday, Thomas celebrated his milestone with a three-hour practice with his teammates in Greenburgh. Thomas is the NBA’s oldest player, but he not only feels that he can contribute this season, he still believes he has a few good years left in him. “I never think about retiring,” Thomas said. “Until no one wants my services anymore, then I’ll start thinking about that. But until then I’m always focusing on the next season.” New York Daily News

July 16, 2012 Updates
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“It's a dream come true to go back to New York,” Thomas told CSNNW.com. “The only thing I'm sad about is that I'm going to have to miss Brian Grant's Foundation today to take a physical in New York. But, it's amazing. Everywhere I go people consider me a Knick. It's just a dream come true.” CSNNW.com

In the trade, the Knicks got even older, adding another former Knick, Kurt Thomas, 39. Knicks free agent Jared Jeffries was signed in the deal and shipped to Portland in the package, along with Dan Gadzuric’s non-guaranteed $1.4 million contract. New York Post

The New York Daily News reported that Felton and veteran Kurt Thomas would go the Knicks in exchange for center Dan Gadzuric, forward Jared Jeffries and a 2016 second-round draft pick. Several media outlets confirmed the report, but The Oregonian has learned that the deal is not complete and includes several other components coming to Portland. The details of the deal are expected to be finalized today. Oregonian

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