Dave D'Alessandro of the Star-Ledger reports that talks between Bulls GM John Paxson and Tim Thomas's agent have heated up since the trade deadline. The 6'-10" forward could be waived as early as Sunday. Thomas may not have the option of joining the Sixers. Paxson wants assurances that Thomas will not sign with Philadelphia, who Chicago is chasing in the playoff race. Meanwhile, Jason Collins, Thomas' former nemesis, said he wouldn't have a problem watching the banished Bull's back.
- D’Alessandro: Thomas Buyout Could be Done by Monday - WFAN
- Nets waiting for Tim buyout - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Tim Thomas a Net? - Net Income - NetsDaily Blog
- Door open for Thomas - Al Iannazzone - The Record