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Thomas joined the Phoenix this season following stints playing professionally in Estonia, Turkey and Israel, among others.Watch Every Game of the 21/22 NBL Season Live & On-Demand with ESPN on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >It is believed the Pennsylvania-born big man did not gel with the Phoenix’s club culture on his arrival to Australia, leaving the club no choice but to move in a different direction.Thomas’ time with the Phoenix was also hampered by having to quarantine after coming into contact with a Covid-19 case en route from Sydney to Melbourne.He leaves the Phoenix without having played an NBL game.Thomas’ exit paves the way for the Phoenix to go to market, with Dante Exum tipped to be on the club’s radar.Exum, a member of the Boomers’ bronze medal-winning squad in Tokyo, is contracted with FC Barcelona, having been waived by the NBA’s Houston Rockets in October.The Melbourne-born guard was a staple of the Utah Jazz’s line-up after being selected in the first round of the 2014 draft but his recent career has been plagued by injury.He has never played in the NBL before.The Phoenix declined to comment further on Thomas’ exit from the club.

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