HoopsHype Tim Thomas rumors

October 29, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: Tim Thomas told me and @Lisa Dillman the ultimate "Clipper Curse" story .. Was in his hotel room and mirror just fell off the wall. Just fell. Ramona Shelburne: Nothing jarred the mirror. No doors slammed. It just fell and broke. Tim said he was totally freaked out. #cursewasreal Twitter @ramonashelburne

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Tim Thomas was waived Tuesday by the Dallas Mavericks, but says he isn’t retiring from the NBA and hopes to be back for the 2011-12 season. “I’m definitely planning on being back next year,” Thomas, a Paterson, N.J. native who spent one year at Villanova, said Wednesday by phone. “The situation is that my wife [Tricia] has a few things that she has to take care of. Just the timing was bad. I don’t want people to think she’s on her deathbed or anything like that. She had some things to take care of and she just wanted me to be home [in Los Angeles] when she had to go through them.” ZagsBlog.com

September 29, 2010 Updates

Tim Thomas’ time as a Maverick is over, officially, after he was waived this afternoon. It’s a sad situation. Thomas is a good dude and he could help the Mavericks. But his family situation demands that he put his basketball career to rest. He’s likely to retire, from what I’m hearing. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

September 28, 2010 Updates

Tim Thomas' time as a Maverick is over, officially, after he was waived this afternoon. It's a sad situation. Thomas is a good dude and he could help the Mavericks. But his family situation demands that he put his basketball career to rest. He's likely to retire, from what I'm hearing. Dallas Morning News

September 17, 2010 Updates

Many NBA players lose sight of that during their careers, putting stardom atop their priority list. That's not the case for Tim Thomas, who has decided to walk away from the game to care for his ailing wife (undisclosed illness) and three daughters. "Playing the game of basketball is what I love to do, but it's really time-consuming," Thomas said. "Being a husband and a father is really my first job. I'm not saying that I'm done, but if this is it for me then so be it." NBA.com

"I was eager to get back to Dallas, knowing what I can do and that they have what it takes (to win a championship)... They [the Mavericks] were loyal enough to reach out to me and say that they wanted me back," Thomas said. NBA.com

Because of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the organization's loyalty to the Thomas family during this tough time, Thomas wanted to make sure that he did not leave the team once again in the middle of the season, should their be a setback in his wife's condition. Instead, he chose to make an exit before the beginning of training camp. "I wanted to do it before training camp just so both sides didn't have that question mark, 'Is Tim gonna be here or not?' I had recent conversations with Cuban and it was all positive. He told me that he was praying for my family. The same goes for the fans, the coaching staff and my former teammates. I really appreciate it," Thomas explained. NBA.com

September 16, 2010 Updates

Earlier this week that situation changed. Thomas informed the team that he would again need to tend to his wife this season. The Mavs have contacted the league seeking to void Thomas’ contract. NBA.com

September 15, 2010 Updates

Tim Thomas has decided not to return to the Mavericks because of the situation with his ailing wife. Her condition, which Thomas and his family prefers to keep private, forced the 6-10 forward to stay with her much of last season. He played with the Mavericks for the first half of the season, averaging 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18 games. But he left the team in January - with the Mavericks' blessing - to care for his wife. Dallas Morning News

His agent, Bob Myers, said Tuesday that Thomas would not be rejoining the Mavericks. It is believed that Thomas may be leaning toward retirement after a 13-year career. Dallas Morning News

September 6, 2010 Updates

The two sides agreed on the same contract Thomas signed last summer -- a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum ($1.35 million). Whether more money was out there, Thomas wasn't about to chase it. There was unfinished business and the chance to repay a debt in Dallas. Loyalty won out. "That's the right word -- loyalty," he said. "Everything I went through, the organization was just great. From being hurt and having surgery to my wife's health, they were just great. From the basketball side of it, they know what I'm capable of doing if I'm healthy and they know also I just want to sacrifice for the team. I just want to win. That's the bottom line." The Mavericks are just glad to get Thomas back. "We knew it was tough on Tim and his family last year," owner Mark Cuban said. "Our policy is that family always comes first. So we certainly were trying to offer any help we could and to stay on top of the situation. With the new season getting ready to get started, we are excited to have Tim back. His size and ability to stretch the court will be a big help to us." NBA.com

August 18, 2010 Updates

The start-and-stop Mavs career of backup power forward Tim Thomas is starting again, the 33-year-old having finalized a one-year contract worth the vet’s-minimum $1.34 million after passing his physical. The delay in getting this nailed down apparently had nothing to do with that physical exam; it’s been such a formality that Thomas isn’t even in town yet; we’re told he’s shopping for real estate in the Philadelphia area. But it nevertheless brings up a question: Because Thomas hasn’t stepped on an NBA court since February, how’s his conditioning? How ready is he to play? “We think there is good news there,’’ Mavs GM Donnie Nelson tells FOXSportsSouthwest.com. FOXSports SouthWest

August 17, 2010 Updates

Free-agent power forward Tim Thomas has passed his physical and should finalize a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, his agent Bob Myers said. Thomas and the Mavs agreed to a deal last week that will pay him the veteran minimum of $1.35 million for the 2010-11 season. ESPN.com

August 13, 2010 Updates
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Power forward Tim Thomas will visit the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday and the sides are expected to reach an agreement on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum his agent, Bob Myers, said Monday. Thomas, 33, played just 18 games with the Mavs last season before leaving the team to be with his ailing wife. He never disclosed his wife's illness, but she is apparently doing well enough for Thomas to return to the league. Both sides handled last season's situation in good faith and want to continue the relationship. ESPN.com's Marc Stein first reported in late July that Thomas and the Mavs were working on a deal. "If all goes well, we'll reach an agreement," Myers said Monday. ESPN.com

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