Tim Thomas wants to return to Mavs

Tim Thomas' agent told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the 6-10 forward is ready to resume his NBA career and is in negotiations to return to the Mavericks.

A knee injury and a family illness kept Thomas from making much of an impact last season, his first in Dallas. The veteran played only 18 games before leaving the team to care for his family during his wife's illness.

The Mavs have a couple of open roster spots and lack depth at power forward behind Dirk Nowitzki, so the 33-year-old Thomas could be a good fit.

You can read Stein's story here.