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Kurt Thomas readying for comeback with a contender, which disqualifies one prominent team

Jan 6, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

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Kurt Thomas is considering a comeback, his agent told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

And why shouldn’t Thomas?

He’d make $8,232.39 every day he’s under contract. It’s not bad work if you can get it.

But can Thomas get it?

Thomas – now 41 years old – actually performed well in limited playing time with the New York Knicks last year. Per 36 minutes, he averaged 8.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. Not too shabby for a backup big man with loads of experience.

But his season ended early when he suffered a stress fracture in his foot and the Knicks waived him. Thomas’ agent says his client is healthy now, though he’s obviously biased, and it’s very difficult to look past any injury to a player that age.

So, it’s possible a team signs Thomas, but the odds seem against him – especially because he’s not pitching himself to teams. Thomas’ agent, Jerry Hicks, via Berman:

“If the right call comes, he’d come back,’’ Hicks told The 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.’’

If Thomas is trying to come back, best of luck. It won’t be easy.

If this was just a ploy to take a public dig at the Knicks, well-executed.

  1. qpoiu1 - Jan 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    keep getting dem checks!!

  2. cheathamhouse1 - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Who cares!?

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Jan 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Dude could play til he’s 50.

  4. 00maltliquor - Jan 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Bring back Big Nasty and Mighty Mouse with you Kurt!

  5. 00maltliquor - Jan 6, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    With all the errors that appear in PBT, how funny would that have been if the header read: Kurt Helin readying for comeback with a contender, which disqualifies one prominent team

    • nyhammerhead - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      Got love that ! Kurt’s been wearing black since the first day of Laker sinking ship

  6. billsfanaddict - Jan 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    If anyone commenting on KT negatively here would just wait 3 hrs and watch the NYK/Utah game from last year then you’ll know why he can keep doing plenty of good for almost any team as a rotational Big until the day he chooses to die

  7. nyhammerhead - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Just look at the 8.8 boards a game. He would be in the top 15 in the NBA with that. Kurt is always in shape and a student of the game. Playing for Riley will do that.You go Kurt.

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