Thomas failed to score (0-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) in Monday's loss to the Heat. Thomas has not only played in every one of the Knicks' games this season, but he has been one of the primary options off the bench. However, he played a season low five minutes on Monday and it remains to be seen why that was the case. Moving forward, he's still considered the backup small forward to Carmelo Anthony and will likely continue to see his 15-20 minutes per game.
Thomas managed just two points (1-4 FG) in his 16 minutes of action against the Spurs on Monday. Thomas had his quietest performance of the young regular season on Monday. Through New York's first four games, he's averaging 8.8 points per game and is shooting the ball extremely well (60.9 FG%, 66.7 3Pt%). Thomas is firmly establishing himself as the backup to Carmelo Anthony and has seen much more time than Cleanthony Early at small forward thus far.
The Knicks have re-signed forward Lance Thomas, the team announced on Friday. Thomas averaged 8.3 points and three rebounds in 40 games for the Knicks last season.
As the Knicks' season winds down, coach Derek Fisher is deciding which players will be a part of the team's future. Two candidates that seem to be on Fisher's short list are Lance Thomas and Langston Galloway. "To come in and do what they've done -- they've changed our team," Fisher said, per Newsday. "They've changed our culture because they're great young men. They come to work with the same attitude every day and the same mind-set, and despite our record this season, we're better off for having had them."
Knicks forward Lance Thomas scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting during Sunday's 106-89 loss to the Raptors on Sunday. Thomas was also 2 of 2 from 3-point range and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line. He added two rebounds, one assist and one steal. It was his first time scoring 20 or more points in a game this season.
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