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Tim Thomas to stay with ailing wife, will not report to Mavericks

Sep 14, 2010, 9:23 PM EST

Thumbnail image for tthomas.jpgJust a week ago, Tim Thomas was talking about how he wanted to be back with Dallas, to help them win a title and to show his loyalty to them for the Mavs’ support of Thomas while he was away helping his sick wife.

But the reality of those family issues continue to take priority for Thomas. As they should.

He will not be back playing with the Mavericks this season, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News.

This could mean retirement for Thomas after a 13-year NBA career. He is not disclosing his wife’s exact medical situation, wishing to keep that private.

If he does step away for the season, the league will likely let the Mavericks void the contract as not to impact their luxury tax situation.

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