Tim Thomas passes physical, ready to sign

Free-agent power forward Tim Thomas has passed his physical and should finalize a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, his agent Bob Myers said.

Thomas and the Mavs agreed to a deal last week that will pay him the veteran minimum of $1.35 million for the 2010-11 season.

The 6-foot-10 forward played 18 games for the Mavs last season before leaving to care for his ailing wife. Entering his 14th NBA season, Thomas has career averages of 11.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. He will provide the Mavs depth behind Dirk Nowitzki.