Forward signs with Mavericks after half-season away on personal reasons.
Posted by Matt Moore
I'm not sure at what point Tim Thomas became the veteran forward you root for and stopped being "the lazy dude that cashed in on one good playoff season" but it happened. Thomas was a phenomenal disappointment in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New York, and Chicago, wound up being a huge part of the Suns' playoff run in 2006, then reverted back to form with the Clippers. But with the Mavericks last season, he was experiencing a bit of a career rennaissance. He shot better than he had in nearly a decade, was playing solid defense, and was a good veteran option off the bench.
Then, a personal situation that has as yet not been reported developed with his wife, and Thomas was forced to leave the team after only 18 games to be with her. But with that situation resolved, he's back with the Mavs . It's kind of a feel-good story when you look at all the factos, and if Thomas can return to his production last season, he could help the Mavs challenge again in the West. His services were certainly needed against San Antonio, whose depth caused major issues for the Mavs.