It's prime time (vs. Shaq) for Thomas, ready or not

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kind of a dopey thing Clifford Robinson did, because the New Jersey Nets now have to rely on a player who wasn't even on their roster, and was barely even on their radar, back when the final week of the regular season was winding down.

Welcome to the big time, John Thomas.

Now get out there and guard Shaq.