"...We have interest," Walsh told The Post. "I'm looking into it. He played well for us [last year]. He's a pro."Chris talked about this the other day, and I think Thomas is a last option if no other players are attainable. Tim will most certainly be available for a while...
In fact, after watching yesterday's second straight summer-league loss, a horrible 96-73 defeat to the Pistons, Walsh is bolting Las Vegas today with too much on his plate, including the Carlos Boozer and Andre Miller sweepstakes. Walsh said he will not be able to get enough done in Vegas and wants to be in his Manhattan offices.
Thomas, from northern Jersey, was obtained last November in the Zach Randolph deal and averaged nine points on 46 percent shooting in 21 minutes. At the trade deadline, Walsh shipped Thomas to Chicago for Larry Hughes and regretted it, as Thomas was missed on both ends. After seeing the rawness of first-round pick Jordan Hill, Thomas may have become more appealing.
Walsh said he still is trying to be a player in the Boozer sweepstakes -- with the inclusion of David Lee in a sign-and-trade a key to any deal. Walsh realizes a problem is Lee being a base-compensation player, which complicates any sign-and-trade deal with Utah.
According to a league source, New York is one of Boozer's preferred destinations. Utah is trying to save money and offering up Cuttino Mobley's expiring contract with insurance covering a portion of it is a possibility.
Walsh also appears close to making Sixers point guard Andre Miller a formal offer for the one-year, $5.8 million midlevel exception, feeling there is a chance of stealing him. The Sixers will not offer Miller more than a one-year deal..."
Sounds like Miami has serious interest in Carlos Boozer.
And apparently, Ricky Rubio is starting to warm up to the idea of Minnesota, and if so, it will just be a matter of time before the Flynn/Ricky experiment fails.