Suns center Thomas could play in Game 7

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns might have center Kurt Thomas
available for spot duty off the bench against the Los Angeles
Clippers on Monday night.

Thomas has not played since breaking his right foot against
Boston on Feb. 22. He went through 2-on-2 drills on Saturday and
was to participate in a full scrimmage on Sunday, coach Mike
D'Antoni said.

The Suns certainly could use another big man against the
Clippers in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

"Can we get him back on Monday at this level, this quick? I
think it's very difficult," D'Antoni said. "We'll see how he
scrimmages tomorrow."

If the Suns win, D'Antoni said he was confident Thomas could
play at some point in the conference finals.

Thomas didn't have much to say about his status after Saturday's

"It feels good," he said. "We'll see how it is after

D'Antoni minimized any impact Thomas could have so soon after
coming back.

"That's a tough injury to come back and throw someone into a
playoff situation," D'Antoni said. "I don't know if it's fair to
ask him to do that. We'll hold that judgment until we see him
scrimmage and then make a good decision."

Thomas, acquired from the New York Knicks before the season
began, averaged 8.6 points and 7.8 rebounds in 53 games for