Revenge of The Knuckleheads: Tim Thomas and Drew Gooden Coming Through

November 25th, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
When the Dallas Mavericks announced the sign-and-trade that brought Shawn Marion to Dallas, I was quite excited. Whatever else the Matrix might be, he's an exciting, athletic defender and an explosive scorer, and I was glad to see him coming to Dallas.

I wish I could have said the same about two newcomers, Tim Thomas and Drew Gooden.

Those two seemed like a dangerous mix for the Mavericks and their team chemistry, because let's face it, Thomas and Gooden weren't exactly known as teammates that everyone wanted to play with—as their combined 12 teams in 19 years in the league would attest to.

And it's not like they were bouncing around with cellar dwellers the whole time either. Thomas spent time with the Bulls and Suns, while Gooden was on the Bulls, the Cavs team that made it to the Finals and the Spurs last season.

But that's not what came to mind when I thought of the two.

For Tim Thomas it was two memories, both of which helped the Mavericks at the expense of his own teams.

Number one: in the 2006 Western Conference Finals, Thomas decided it would be a good idea to taunt Dirk Nowitzki, and Dirk respond ...

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