Thursday , Jul , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Etan Thomas signs offer sheet with the Bucks

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas has
signed an offer sheet with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Wizards now have 15 days to match the offer to keep the veteran big man.

“We will review the proposed contract over the next 15 days and determine the
best course of action for our team,” said Wizards president of basketball
operations Ernie Grunfeld. “Until the completion of the 15-day period, we will
have no further comment concerning the proposed contract.”

Thomas was the 12th overall pick out of Syracuse in 2000 by Dallas. He was
traded to Washington midway through his rookie campaign, despite missing
the entire season with a broken toe.

Over the next two seasons with Washington, Thomas combined to play just 85
games. However, he had his best year as a pro last season, averaging career-
highs of 8.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, while playing in 79 games (15 starts).