HoopsHype Tim Thomas rumors

July 30, 2010 Updates

Tim Thomas' first season in Dallas didn't proceed as planned, but the Paterson native said Thursday he expects to play for the Mavericks again next season. Thomas, a free agent, anticipates signing a contract sometime next month. Mavericks' executives have expressed interest in Thomas' return, and the veteran forward figures he'll receive an offer for a one- or two-year deal from Mark Cuban's team. Bob Myers, Thomas' agent, has discussed Thomas' return with the Mavericks' brass in recent weeks. Bergen Record

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Thomas, who signed a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum of $1.3 million last season, wants to play "two or three" more seasons in the NBA and would prefer a two-year deal. "The most important thing for me at this point, at my age and [going on] 14 years in the league, is to put myself in a situation where I have a chance to win a championship," Thomas, 33, said. "Dallas is that type of situation." Bergen Record

July 28, 2010 Updates

In response to some DB.com readers’ questions: The Mavericks believe the re-upping of Tim Thomas is likely, but it is not imminent; the transaction is not expected to happen this week. Dallas continues to work on the assumption that the family matters that limited Thomas to just 18 games last season are improving, and hopes the backup power forward will sign yet another short-term vet’s-minimum deal sometime before training camp. dallasbasketball.com

July 25, 2010 Updates

The Mavericks are in negotiations to bring back forward Tim Thomas, a team source confirmed Saturday. Thomas started last season with Dallas but took a leave of absence to care for his critically ill wife and missed the rest of the season and playoffs. Dallas Morning News

July 24, 2010 Updates

Tim Thomas is eager to return to the NBA after missing most of last season to take care of his ill wife. He's eager to return to the Dallas Mavericks, too. Thomas' agent, Bob Myers, told ESPNDallas.com that he and the club are working toward a new deal that would resume the 33-year-old's career in Dallas. ESPN.com

Although nothing has been finalized, Dallas does have two roster spots open and a need for frontcourt depth. "We're hoping to get something nailed down to bring him back there," Myers said Saturday. ESPN.com

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