Mavericks Re-Sign Forward Tim Thomas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 18, 2010
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have re-signed free agent forward Tim Thomas. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thomas (6-10, 230) a 13-year veteran, was the seventh overall selection in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and has played with seven teams during his career (Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago, Phoenix the L.A. Clippers and Dallas), including two stints with both New York and Chicago. In 824 career games, he holds averages of 11.5 points and 4.1 rebounds, while shooting .437 from the field, .369 from behind-the-arc and .758 from the foul line.
In 2009-2010, Thomas played in 18 games with Dallas (starting once) and averaged 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds. He missed the first 11 games of the season due to right knee surgery and 41 games due to personal reasons.
The Patterson, N.J., native has seen action in seven different playoff runs (55 games). Thomas' postseason averages show an increase in every major category over his career regular season numbers with averages of 13.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting .468 from the field, .436 from three point range and .772 from the foul line.
Thomas was a standout at Villanova University where he played for one season before making himself eligible for the NBA draft. In his only season as a Wildcat, Thomas averaged 16.9 points and 6.0 rebounds. He was named The Sporting News Freshman of the Year and Big East Rookie of the Year.