HoopsHype Malcolm Thomas rumors

December 22, 2014 Updates

The coach said general manager Sam Hinkie will pick the addition to the roster. A team source said that former Sixer Malcolm Thomas is among the candidates. The power forward was waived on Nov. 10. At the time, he had to have knee surgery that sidelined him four weeks. Philadelphia Inquirer

December 20, 2014 Updates

Derek Bodner: Source confirms that #sixers intend to waive Ronny Turiaf, as expected. Malcolm Thomas a possibility, depending on how his rehab is going. Twitter @DerekBodnerNBA

The Sixers will free up a roster spot by waiving Turiaf, who has an expiring contract. The source said the team was considering re-signing power forward Malcolm Thomas. Thomas was waived Nov. 10 to free up a roster spot while he had knee surgery. Philadelphia Inquirer

December 19, 2014 Updates
November 10, 2014 Updates

In addition to adding Gordon to the roster, the Sixers waived Malcolm Thomas. Thomas missed the last two games because of left knee effusion. He decided to undergo surgery, and that will sideline him four to five weeks. Prior to being waived, Thomas had made 10 of 14 field-goal attempts in the five games he played. He was also averaging 14.3 minutes and 4.6 rebounds. CSNPhilly.com

November 9, 2014 Updates
November 8, 2014 Updates

Malcolm Thomas has a tough decision to make. The 76ers reserve power forward has been playing with fluid on his left knee for the last week in a half. He had an MRI on Tuesday. If he decides to have surgery, the 6-foot-9, 225-pounder will be sidelined four weeks. If not, he'll continue to play in pain. "I had it drained last week, Thomas said, "and it swelled back up on me . . .. [The knee] is just filled up. I got cartilage just floating around." Thomas, a fourth-year veteran, said the surgery would involve having his knee cleaned out. "I never had one before," Thomas said of surgery. "I have to choose wisely." Philadelphia Inquirer

November 7, 2014 Updates
October 28, 2014 Updates

Malcolm Thomas was set to leave on Tuesday to play basketball in China. The 25-year-old had an offer to play in the country’s professional league, which begins next month. Then he received a phone call on Saturday morning from Brett Brown. The Sixers head coach told Thomas that there was a chance to play decent minutes on his young team. Thomas has played parts of three NBA seasons as a deep reserve. This, he said, was a chance he could not pass on. Philadelphia Inquirer

Instead of China, Thomas will fly Tuesday with the Sixers to Indianapolis in advance of Wednesday’s season-opener against the Pacers. Thomas arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday and signed with the team before Monday’s practice. “It’s a great feeling. It’s a really great feeling,” said Thomas. “I feel like I’ve been working on it this whole time. It just never happened. And now that it’s here I want to take full advantage.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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September 25, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard Keith Bogans and the rights to Sacramento’s 2015 and 2017 second round picks (both top-55 protected) from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard John Lucas III and forwards Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, along with the Cavs 2016 and 2017 second round picks General Manager David Griffin announced tonight from Cleveland Clinic Courts. NBA.com

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