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Kurt Thomas | Center/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/4/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: TCU
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Kurt Thomas (foot) is healthy and would consider returning to the NBA "if the right call comes."
"He's working out five days a week, keeping in excellent shape," said Thomas' agent. "His foot is 100 percent healed, has been for months. He hasn't announced his retirement." It seems doubtful that any team would take a gamble on the 41-year-old big man, and even if he lands a 10-day contract he's not a fantasy consideration. Jan 5 - 9:47 AM

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Kurt Thomas (foot) is undecided about playing next season.

"I'm just concentrating on trying to get healthy," he said. Thomas is off crutches, and the 40-year-old isn't closing the door on returning to basketball next season. "I definitely miss being around the guys. I miss being a part of the playoffs. And I just miss being around basketball. I love the game," Thomas said.
Fri, May 17, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Knicks waived F/C Kurt Thomas.

The Knicks could no longer afford to keep a roster spot for Thomas, who is dealing with a stress reaction in his foot and will likely need surgery. They are going to sign Solomon Jones after James Singleton couldn't get clearance from his Chinese team. Thomas, who will turn 41 in October, has likely played in his last NBA game.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 02:35:00 PM

The Knicks are expected to waive Kurt Thomas as early as Thursday.

An expected move, Thomas is out for the season with a foot injury and the team will sign James Singleton to replace him.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 08:29:00 AM

The Knicks will release Kurt Thomas in order to make room on the roster for James Singleton.

Thomas has been hurt all year with foot issues and will have surgery next week. His career is likely over at age 40, as well. The Knicks need healthy bodies with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin ruled out for Thursday, so Singleton should see a noticeable role in the rotation right off the bat.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 07:43:00 PM

Kurt Thomas (foot) is rehabbing, but he has no timetable to return.

Thomas was diagnosed with a 2-4 week timetable, but we're now well into that period and there is no sign of Thomas' return. He's still a coin flip to return in the postseason, and even if he does, it will be to a minimal role.
Source: Newsday
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 08:04:00 AM

Kurt Thomas (foot) says there's a "good chance" he'll return for the playoffs.

Thomas has been sidelined since March 19 due to a stress reaction in his foot. He was initially given a 2-4 week timeline, which will elapse on Tuesday. It's possible Thomas could return for the playoffs but it remains to be seen what his role will be given the success of Kenyon Martin filling in for Thomas. At the very least, he'd be solid depth for the Knicks up front.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Kurt Thomas (foot) is not expected to return any time in the near future.

Thomas was given a 2-4 week timetable on March 19, but that was overly optimistic and there is no real chance he'll return before the playoffs, at the earliest. Mike Woodson is not expecting Thomas to be on a court "anytime soon."
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Kurt Thomas admitted that his odds of returning from his foot injury in time for the playoffs are "50-50."

The Knicks gave Thomas a 2-4 week timetable, but that's sounding overly optimistic. Thomas initially suffered a stress fracture in 2006, and he's been playing through it since. "We'll see," Thomas said when asked about returning within his timetable. Thomas wants to return this season and isn't ready to retire after the year.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Kurt Thomas' (foot) could miss more than the two-to-four weeks.

The two-to-four weeks was the timetable the Knicks gave him, but Dr. Steven Weinfeld, chief of foot and ankle service at the Icahn School of Medicine, does not believe he'll heal that fast. "My experience is these things don't heal quite that quickly," he said. Thomas had a stress fracture for years before he was diagnosed with an acute stress reaction. It sounds like Thomas will take at least 3-4 weeks to heal, if not longer.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Kurt Thomas (foot) will miss 2-4 weeks.

Thomas' official diagnosis is an acute stress reaction surrounding a chronic stress fracture in his right foot. In other words, he's old. The 40-year-old Thomas may not play again this season, leaving the Knicks even thinner up front. They are going to have to sign a big body soon.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Kurt Thomas has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot after receiving an MRI.

It's a devastating blow for a Knicks team that just can't afford any more injuries. Without Thomas, the Knicks will be forced to rely on Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin behind Tyson Chandler (neck, knee). It's not clear how much time Thomas will be forced to miss, but it's probable his season-and possibly career-is over.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Kurt Thomas played through bone spurs in his foot on Monday against the Jazz, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 27 minutes.

Thomas locked up Al Jefferson in the process and after the game he rode an old-timey bicycle back to the hotel to take in an episode of Matlock.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 02:05:00 AM

Kurt Thomas will play through bone spurs in his foot.

He is going to get an MRI on Tuesday, but the Knicks need all the bodies they can suit up with Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler down. Thomas doesn't have anything but short-term value.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Kurt Thomas (foot) will have an MRI when the Knicks return to New York on Tuesday.

Initial reports referred to his injury as a sprain, but the team is afraid that Thomas may have a season-ending stress fracture. Marcus Camby, Kenyon Martin and Chris Copeland will all play bigger roles for however long Thomas is out.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 04:08:00 PM

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C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich
3Jeremy Tyler