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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 9:35 am  |  8 responses

New York Knicks Interested in Re-Acquiring Kurt Thomas?


Despite Kurt Thomas’ age and the resulting physical limitations, according to the NY Daily News, the Knicks are still interested in his services: “Kurt Thomas is the NBA’s oldest player and he might just hold the title of slowest and most vertically challenged, too. Yet, he’s precisely what the Knicks need. According to a team source, the Knicks intend to make a run at reacquiring Thomas this summer, or whenever the expected NBA lockout ends. The veteran power forward is a free agent who spent last season with the Chicago Bulls and has made it clear that he wants to play at least one more season. Thomas will likely decide between the Knicks and Bulls, although he remains hopeful that his hometown Dallas Mavericks will reach out to him as well. Thomas attended all three NBA Finals games in Dallas. ‘I’m working out and staying in shape,’ Thomas, a Knick from 1999-2005, said over the telephone. ‘I definitely want to play again.’ Thomas, who will turn 39 in October, has replaced the recently retired Shaquille O’Neal as the NBA’s oldest player. However, unlike Shaq, Thomas has proven that he can stay healthy and be productive.”

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  • MikeC.

    Make it happen interim GM Grunwald!

  • http://slamonline.com coldasice

    i liked him when we had him b4. mr. crazy eyes bring em back. make it happen grunwald

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    Would love this.

  • LA Huey

    Because surrounding their All-Stars with guys who played their college ball in the early-to-mid-90s worked well for the Heat.

  • ClydeSays

    Uh, only if they fire D’Antoni & focus on making this a defensive, halfcourt team. I’ve always like Thomas’ game, but he is not a run & gun kind of player, esp. at his age…

  • Riggs

    christ on crutches. fire grunwald.

  • MikeC.

    @Riggs – don’t worry, those chants are coming on opening night (whenever it is) or at the next draft. NY fans won’t leave us without a voice.

  • O

    Co-sign Riggs. I thought the Kwame Brown idea was bad, but this… this…

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