HoopsHype Henry Thomas rumors

August 10, 2011 Updates

If Miami Heat players head overseas during the lockout, the plans apparently will come on delayed and short notice. Agent Henry Thomas, whose agency represents the Heat's Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Tuesday told the Sun Sentinel none of those three clients have received overseas offers and that none are actively seeking such opportunities. "If there are opportunities presented to my guys," Thomas said, "it's my responsibility then to look at those opportunities and see what they are." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Of weighing such risks, Thomas said, "One of the elements that you look at when you're evaluating the opportunities that come to you is the risk, and that's going to be a significant piece that will have to be evaluated." Wade had been linked last week to an offer for $2 million a month from a team in China. "I'm certainly open to looking at any opportunities that are presented," Thomas said. "I can't, in a vacuum, say how I would advise them." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 14, 2011 Updates

Not only does Wade play for a Miami Heat team that has grown into the Chicago Bulls' No. 1 rival, but he also rejected the Bulls' advances during the free-agent period last summer. Suddenly, Wade transformed from a beloved local product who starred at Richards High School and continued to give generous amounts of time and money to the community throughout his NBA career, to Public Enemy No. 1 -- or at least 1-A. "It doesn't bother him," said Wade's Chicago-based agent, Henry Thomas. "He totally understands it. "He understood after free agency last summer that the reception was different than the one he would receive in the past. He gets it. In some sense, it's a sign of respect. He understands the kind of reception he gets now. He's in another uniform." ESPN.com

July 27, 2010 Updates

The Celtics brought Michael Finley in late last season for his shooting ability and his championship experience. Whether they'll bring him back is another matter. “He’s keeping his options open," said Finley's agent Henry Thomas. "Boston is definitely one of them.” Boston Globe

July 15, 2010 Updates

Free agent swingman Ronnie Brewer is interested in playing for the Chicago Bulls, according to his agent Henry Thomas. The interest from Brewer's camp comes as no surprise considering the tenuous nature of the offer sheet J.J. Redick signed with the Bulls last week. The Orlando Magic have until Friday to match the Bulls' three-year, nearly $20 million offer sheet for Redick. ESPN.com

July 14, 2010 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats have addressed their hole at point guard by coming to terms with free agent Shaun Livingston. Agent Henry Thomas on Wednesday confirmed his client was headed to Charlotte but didn't provide financial figures. Yahoo! Sports reported it was a two-year deal worth $7 million. Bobcats coach Larry Brown calls it a "good get." ESPN.com

July 12, 2010 Updates

Agent Henry Thomas, who represents Haslem, Wade and Bosh, said Haslem would take the weekend to sort through all of his options. ``This is a tough decision for [Haslem] because this is home both from the standpoint of growing up and from the standpoint of his NBA career, the only team he has played for,'' Thomas said. ``But he is a free agent and has interest from other teams. ``He is evaluating his options very seriously and hopes to have clarity early next week.'' Miami Herald

July 7, 2010 Updates

The Raptors have yet to be informed of Bosh's intentions by his Chicago-based agent, Henry Thomas, who also represents Wade. Thomas did not respond to requests for comment from CBSSports.com. But the Raptors, aware that Bosh has been a goner for a while, are "100 percent" prepared to move forward with sign-and-trade proposals with the Heat in order to facilitate their All-Star power forward's departure without losing him and getting nothing in return. CBSSports.com

The Knicks were still trying to find out if they had any shot with James while monitoring the Wade situation. They cannot move on to lower-level free agents until James’ decision comes down tomorrow night. A Knicks official said of Wade, “I think we are still in there.” However, another source close to Wade, said, “I don’t think he wants to live in New York.” The James-Bosh-Wade triangle is holding up the Knicks and the league. “My guys are still weighing everything,” Wade/Bosh agent Henry Thomas told The Post. “They received a lot of information last week and they are carefully evaluating it. They have both taken this process very seriously and want to feel comfortable that they have considered everything in view of all of the factors that are important to them. It is fair to say that for both of them, coming to decision has been a bit more difficult than they anticipated.” New York Post

The Raptors, sources say, were willing to work with Bosh on a sign-and-trade to Cleveland, which would've provided the best possible assets in return for Toronto and given Bosh his six-year, $125 million max contract. But that result also can be achieved with the Heat, and two executives -- one directly involved in the maneuverings and one on the periphery -- said it was time to break out those scenarios and begin giving them serious consideration. "[Bosh] can force Toronto's hand," one of the executives said. "He's got control here, not Toronto" CBSSports.com

July 6, 2010 Updates

Henry Thomas, agent for free agent forward Chris Bosh and free agent guard Dwyane Wade sent an e-mail to FOX 26 Sports Tuesday stating his clients are still in the midst of the decision-making process. The Rockets made Bosh their number one target during NBA free agency. Both he and Wade are being sought after by a number of teams. "My guys are still weiging everything," Thomas wrote in his e-mail. "They recieved a lot of information last week and they are carefully evaluating it. They have both taken this process very seriously and want to feel comfortable that they have considered everything in view of all the factors that are important to them. "It is fair to say that for both of them, coming to a decision has been a bit more difficult than they anticipated." FOX 26 Sports

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