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No. 83: Greatest Clippers of All-Time: Tim Thomas

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Tim Thomas

Time with Clippers: 2006-2008

Stats: 11.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.4 APG, 149 G, 41.1 FG%, 28.3 MPG

Win Shares: 5.4


After spending time with the 76ers, Bucks, Knicks, Bulls and Suns, Tim Thomas joined the Clippers for the 2006-2007 season. He’d spend two full seasons with the Clippers, before being traded back to the Knicks in 2008 after playing in only 10 games.

Thomas came in and played in 76 games during his first season in Los Angeles. He was primarily used as a scorer coming off the bench, as he only made 24 starts. In 27 minutes a night, Thomas averaged 11 points with five rebounds and two assists a game. He scored at least 15 points in 18 games and grabbed at least seven rebounds in 19 games.

The following season was when Thomas transitioned into a full-time starter. He did miss 20 games due to injuries, but there were only 12 games in which he didn’t come off the bench. As expected, with more playing his numbers went up. When he started, Thomas averaged 13 points 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He dropped at least 15 points in 23 games, and had at least six rebounds in 26 games.

His best game of the season came on January 28, 2008, when he scored 29 points against the Bobcats. In addition to having a season-high in points, he also had a season-high 13 rebounds. For good measure, he added five assists too.

Thomas would appear in only 10 games with the Clippers the following season before he was traded to the New York Knicks.

Here’s where Thomas ranks in Clippers history:

  • 1,711 points (64th)
  • 747 rebounds (49th)
  • 352 assists (61st)
  • 149 games (72nd)

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