Rady, I am a big Tim Thomas fan. I am a Jersey guy from Passaic County who followed Thomas since high school. He is to Jersey ball as Marbury was to NYC ball. So I am still hopeful he will reach his limitless potential. But this guy has to get tougher. With Milwaukee he was always missing games with sprained ankles and whatnot. Since being traded to the Knicks he has left games in the first quarter on 3 separate occasions due to an elbow problem, stomach ache, and now a groin strain, not "pull" as he thinks. These games are crucial. Toughen up already. I know pain is hard to measure but his history precedes him here and it is tough to give him the benefit of the doubt.