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08:10 AM ET 06.30 | The Knicks may not let a few small details get in their way. Kurt Thomas is the NBA's oldest player and he might just hold the title of slowest and most vertically challenged, too. Yet, he's precisely what the Knicks need. According to a team source, the Knicks intend to make a run at reacquiring Thomas this summer, or whenever the expected NBA lockout ends. The veteran power forward is a free agent who spent last season with the Chicago Bulls and has made it clear that he wants to play at least one more season. Thomas will likely decide between the Knicks and Bulls, although he remains hopeful that his hometown Dallas Mavericks will reach out to him as well. Thomas attended all three NBA finals games in Dallas. "I'm working out and staying in shape," Thomas, a Knick from 1999-2005, said over the telephone.

New York Daily News

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June 30, 2011  08:15 AM ET

LOL..."least athletic player" I thought they said Eddy Curry was going to the Heat yesterday?

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June 30, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Center of the future

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June 30, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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I've always liked Kurt.

Agreed and besides, didn't Kurt used to play for the Knicks back in the day? There are alot other players who are less athletic than Kurt

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June 30, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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I don't need my center to be athletic ....just meanThat being said, between thomas, z and all these old guys getting mentioned as possibilities for playoff teams, How pathetic are the younger guys?

Good question JGB... where's the beef as far as the younger guys is a great question.

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June 30, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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Yes. He played for the Knicks and did well for us. I realize that people get older and less effective, but if Kurt can be gotten for the right price, I wouldn't be upset.

If he's been around this long it means he's at least an experienced vet... you can't really have too many of those kind of guys on your bench come playoff time.

June 30, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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He is a good backup for any team. He doesn't complain and is ready when needed.

An experienced vet.... ready to do what he's asked, ready to play and no ego...

even better

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June 30, 2011  09:16 AM ET

This story is not worth my time!

Kurt is a shooter. He does not defend or rebound at this point. He is and has always been under sized playing center.

Hey, this sounds perfect for Mike D.

June 30, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Knicks after NBA's least athletic player
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i think the sixers just drafted him last week.

 
June 30, 2011  09:20 AM ET

I wonder if Stoud would be happy to see his pic next to that headline?

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