Mavericks journeyman forward will miss 2010-2011 season to support wife through illness for second consecutive season.
Posted by Matt Moore
Less than a month after a feel-good reunion , the Tim Thomas-Dallas Mavericks reunion is over. Jeff Caplan of ESPN Dallas reports that Thomas has informed the Mavericks he'll miss the 2010-2011 to continue supporting his wife with an undisclosed illness, the same situation that forced him to miss almost the entirey of the 2009-2010 season.
The Mavericks are working with the league to void the $1.35 million contract they agreed to with Thomas for this season. The Mavericks now have a month and a half and two roster spots available. It's deeply regrettable, and there is a lot of discussion that this might be the end of Thomas' career. Life gets in the way. Hopefully, Thomas' wife will recover from whatever she's facing. The Mavericks' season is important to them and their fans. But not nearly as this reminder that athletes have lives with serious complications and struggles to overcome that have nothing to do with conditioning or jump shots.
F&R wishes the best for the Thomas family.