Lance Thomas says he's been working on 3-point shot

If the New York Knicks hope to become playoff contenders next season, they're going to need players outside of the starting lineup to step up.

Although Brandon Jennings projects to be the Knicks' top player off of the bench during the 2016-17 season, Lance Thomas figures to be the biggest contributor among returning bench players. The former undrafted free agent has carved out a nice role in the Knicks' rotation over the past two seasons, averaging 8.3 points per game during the 2014-15 season before 8.2 points on a career-high 40.4 percent efficiency from the beyond the arc last year.

With the added significance of the three-point shot in today's NBA, the 28-year-old stressed that he has continue to work on his long-range shot during the offseason, via Kristian Winfield of Elite Sports NY:

"I’m still working on that," Thomas said. "I’m working on things that are going to help us win. I’m watching a lot of film this summer because I could have been better last season."

The Duke University product looks like a keeper in New York for years to come. He signed a four-year, $27 million contract with the team in the offseason and is a tireless worker who added a three-point shot to his arsenal after not making a single three-pointer until the fourth season of his NBA career.

If the Knicks are to vastly improve from their 32-50 mark of last year, Thomas will likely play a huge role in that transformation.

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