He's not returning to the Mavs may end up retiring


Tim Thomas has decided not to return to the Mavericks because of the situation with his ailing wife.
Her condition, which Thomas and his family prefers to keep private, forced the 6-10 forward to stay with her much of last season. He played with the Mavericks for the first half of the season, averaging 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18 games. But he left the team in January - with the Mavericks' blessing - to care for his wife.
Thomas said in March that if his wife's situation improved, he wanted to return to the NBA and play for the Mavericks.
His agent, Bob Myers, said Tuesday that Thomas would not be rejoining the Mavericks. It is believed that Thomas may be leaning toward retirement after a 13-year career.

--Eddie Sefko