Top Lance Thomas News

  • Nets' Lance Thomas: Coming off bench

    Thomas will come off the bench Friday against the Kings, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.

    Thomas will come off the bench for the first time during the restart. So far, he's averaging 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.0 minutes.

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  • Nets' Lance Thomas: Starting again Sunday

    Thomas is in the starting lineup for Sunday's contest against Washington, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Thomas will make his second straight start Sunday, as the forward will ultimately garner the nod over teammate Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. In 18 minutes of action Friday, Thomas posted six points and two rebounds during the Nets' loss against the Magic.

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  • Nets' Lance Thomas: Starting in opener

    Thomas is starting Friday's restart opener against the Magic, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Despite joining the Nets as recently as July 14, Thomas will be given the starting power forward spot. Last season with the Knicks, Thomas averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes.

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  • Nets' Lance Thomas: Signs on with Nets

    Thomas officially signed with the Nets on Tuesday, Ian Begley of SNY reports.

    Rumors of a deal between the two sides had bubbled up in recent days, and the veteran will now officially join a re-worked Nets roster that's without DeAndre Jordan, Taurean Prince, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Thomas spent time with the Nets during the preseason back in September and October, so he may bring some familiarity, but Brooklyn has, of course, switched coaches in the time since.

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  • Lance Thomas: Gets waived

    Thomas was waived by the Nets on Friday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Assuming he passes through waivers, Thomas figures to spend the majority of the 2019-20 season with the Long Island Nets.

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  • Nets' Lance Thomas: Deal with Nets becomes official

    Thomas signed with the Nets on Friday, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports.

    This signing had been expected for the last couple days but Thomas now officially occupies the last spot on the Nets' 20-man roster heading into training camp. He could certainly make the team and serve as additional frontcourt depth in the season ahead after doing the same for the Knicks over the past five seasons.

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  • Lance Thomas: Deal with Nets expected

    Thomas is expected to sign with the Nets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    While nothing is set in stone, Thomas' presence could help create some floor spacing. He struggled from distance last year, but Thomas shot at least 40 percent from beyond the arc each of the prior three seasons.

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  • Lance Thomas: Waived by Knicks

    Thomas was waived by the Knicks on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Thomas, who averaged 4.5 points, and 2.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game last year, was let go Saturday after five seasons with the Knicks. After shooting better than 40 percent from three from 2015-17, Thomas shot just 27.8 percent from behind the arc in 2018. He'll likely garner some interest later on in free agency and could find a rotational role elsewhere.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Questionable for Wednesday

    Thomas (personal) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Detroit.

    Thomas was held out of Tuesday's game while dealing with a personal matter, and the Knicks still aren't sure if he'll be back with the team for Wednesday's regular season finale. Regardless, Thomas isn't much of a fantasy consideration, as he's averaged just 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds across 21.2 minutes per game over his last five healthy contests.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Out for Tuesday

    Thomas has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to a personal matter.

    Thomas figures to have a chance to return for New York's final regular-season contest Wednesday against Detroit.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Headed to bench

    Thomas will come off the bench Friday against San Antonio, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.

    The Knicks initially named Thomas as the starter at power forward over Noah Vonleh, but they've made a last-minute change, bumping Thomas back to the bench. He's totaled just five total points in his previous two matchups as a reserve.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Starting Friday

    Thomas will start Friday's contest against the Spurs, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports.

    The move will bump Noah Vonleh to the bench. Across 16 previous starts, Thomas is averaging 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 19.0 minutes.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Starting vs. Kings

    Thomas will start Saturday's game against the Kings, Chris Iseman of The Record reports.

    With Noah Vonleh (hip) out, Thomas will move into the lineup at his familiar power forward spot. The Duke product played 14 minutes in the Knicks' last game, totaling five points and three rebounds. During a three-game run as the starter at the end of last month, Thomas averaged 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 21.3 minutes.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Shifts to bench Monday

    Thomas will move to a bench role Monday against Sacramento, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports.

    Thomas has been bumped out of the starting lineup in favor of Luke Kornet. Thomas is averaging 7.3 points and 2.8 boards over his previous four contests and was shut out in eight minutes Sunday, so he'll aim to provide a spark off the bench for the Knicks on Monday.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Enters starting lineup

    Thomas is starting at power forward Sunday against the Spurs.

    Surprisingly, it's Thomas who is set to draw the start ahead of both Luke Kornet and Mario Hezonja at power forward. While Hezonja wasn't listed on New York's injury report for their previous contest Friday against Minnesota, he didn't check into the game, so he may still be dealing with a leg injury. Regardless, Thomas will join the first unit for the first time since Jan. 30, and he's averaging 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds over his preceding six contests.

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  • Knicks' Lance Thomas: Sent back to bench

    Thomas will come off the bench Friday against the Celtics, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

    Thomas has started the past six games for the Knicks, though has had little impact, playing 20-plus minutes just twice. With Luke Kornet healthy, he'll reclaim his starting center spot, with Noah Vonleh sliding down to power forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 34
School: Duke
Experience: 9