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Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Thomas(notes) has a wife who is very ill and he has decided not to return to the team this season so he can take care of her, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The 13-year veteran left the team in January to care for her, missing much of last season.

In March, Thomas said he'd like to come back to the team if his wife's condition improved. Now the 33-year-old may be leaning toward retirement, the paper reports.

He averaged 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in the 18 games he played last season.

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Source: Dallas Morning News

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