Sunday , Jul , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Clippers sign Thomas

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers and
forward Tim Thomas have reportedly agreed on a four-year deal worth about $24
million.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the Clippers originally wanted to ink
Vladimir Radmanovic with their midlevel exception money, but then quickly
moved in on Thomas after Radmanovic agreed to sign with the Lakers.

The deal cannot become official until the signing period begins on July 12.

A nine year veteran, Thomas has averaged 11.9 points and four rebounds a game
with Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Phoenix. He started last
season with the Bulls but only played three games due to friction between him
and the organization. He was then traded to the Suns and averaged 11 points
over 26 games before becoming a critical component in the team’s playoff run.

The Daily News is also reporting that the Clippers and Sam Cassell are in the
process of negotiating a new contract, but the two sides have yet to agree on
the length of the deal.

LAC