Kurt Thomas is interested in returning to the NBA to play for a championship-caliber team, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post. Thomas most recently saw action as a member of last year’s Knicks team that lost to Indiana in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The action he saw for New York was sparse, playing in just 39 contests and averaging about 10 minutes per game.
Despite his recent stint with the Knicks, Thomas’ agent Jerry Hicks said that his client won’t have any interest in playing for New York: “If the right call comes, he’d come back,’’ Hicks told The New York Post. “He’d only play for a club that has a legitimate chance at winning a championship. Not the Knicks, I can tell you that.” When asked why Thomas wasn’t interested in playing for the Knicks, Hicks replied that it was “not the right situation.”
Teams are eligible to offer players 10-day contracts on Monday, as Hoops Rumors’ Chuck Myron detailed earlier today. If Thomas is to sign on with a club, it will probably be through such a deal since Thomas, 41, is on the last leg of his long NBA career. We’ve yet to hear him implicated in talks with any particular club, but should he see multiple offers, it sounds like he’s likely to ink a pact with whichever squad he sees with the highest potential of winning a title. Thomas hasn’t won a championship in his 18 seasons as a pro.