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Thomas Appears to be Headed West for Phoenix

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With a Wednesday midnight--actually 11:59 p.m.--deadline looming, Tim Thomas appears headed for the Phoenix Suns and not the Nets. The Jersey native wanted to play for the Nets, but Bulls GM John Paxson insisted that the 6'-10" Paterson native stay out of the Eastern Conference if released. Although some suggested that Paxson's hardball tactic was prohibited, ultimately, it worked.