Clippers sign Thomas
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers signed forward
Tim Thomas to a contract on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not released.
Thomas has averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in nine NBA seasons with
Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Phoenix.
“Tim is a multi-talented player who can play several positions for us,” said
Clippers vice president of basketball operations Elgin Baylor. “He is very
versatile offensively and is able to stretch the defense with his perimeter
shooting as well as having a good post up game.”
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.
Thomas was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, and
enjoyed his most productive campaign in 2003-04, when he totaled a career-high
14.7 points per game with Milwaukee and New York.
The Clippers also signed forward Paul Davis, their second round selection in
this year’s draft. The 6-foot-11 Davis averaged 13.2 points and seven rebounds
during his four-year career at Michigan State.