First Kwame Brown signs with the Bobcats, now Etan Thomas signs with the Hawks. The horror!
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed free agent center Etan Thomas to add bulk in the frontcourt.
The 6-foot-10 Thomas spent most of his career with the Washington Wizards but finished last season with Oklahoma City. He’s averaged 5.8 point and 4.8 rebounds per game over his eight-year career, which includes 74 starts.
Hawks coach Larry Drew says Thomas will add veteran leadership and physical toughness.
Terms of the contract were not released.
Yes, we’ve officially reached the low point of the NBA offseason, where the news is so few and far between that I’m talking about Etan Thomas signing with the Hawks to serve as their tenth man.
Notice the bold part of that excerpt? It will be interesting to see how Washington’s big men play against all these bruisers. Not saying Kwame or Etan are going to do much damage (quite the contrary in fact) but they are extra centers that are certainly stronger than JaVale McGee and Hilton Armstrong. I’m still weary about the Wizards’ chances to grab rebounds and play tough defense without anyone intimidating in the paint.