NBA Free Agency 2013: New York Knicks Interested in Tyrus Thomas

Feb 2, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas (12) drives against Houston Rockets power forward Marcus Morris (2) during the second quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell:USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, the Charlotte Bobcats officially amnestied Tyrus Thomas, giving fellow NBA teams under the cap the opportunity to bid on the one time promising player.

It’s possible a team could enter a small bid for Thomas, but unlikely as they’d have to pay Thomas for the next two seasons. We’ll know of their decisions at some point today, something the New York Knicks are keeping a close eye on.

In need of some bench assistance, the Knicks have been attempting to acquire a backup power forward in free agency but haven’t had much luck. Because of that, they appear to have some interest in the amnestied Thomas.

Per the New York Daily News:

Knicks have interest in Tyrus Thomas, who was officially released by the Bobcats today.

The report from Frank Isola was from two days ago, though, seemingly got lost in the shuffle as few outlets reported any interest from the Knicks.

Assuming they could snag Thomas at a near minimum contract, it’s a no brainer move.

Topics: NBA Free Agency, New York Knicks, Tyrus Thomas

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