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Lance Thomas | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Duke
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Lance Thomas scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and five turnovers over 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.
The Knicks were extremely short-handed and this is about as good as it's going to get for Thomas, which needless to say isn't any good. Watch this action from the wire. Mar 23 - 11:21 PM

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Knicks F Lance Thomas broke out for a season-high 24 points on 9-of-12 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs during Sunday's loss, hitting two 3-pointers with a pair of rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Thomas also committed just one turnover in 38 minutes in a thoroughly fluky performance. It was his second double-digit game in March and he's been incapable of returning fantasy value even when given a 30-minute role with the Knicks' starting unit, so fantasy owners should view him skeptically. We'll change our tune if he does this a few more times.
Mar 22 - 6:52 PM

Lance Thomas played 30 minutes in another start on Tuesday but scored only eight points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, one steal and zero assists or blocks.

He pitched in 14 points during Sunday's game but that was his first blip on the fantasy radar in a few weeks. Tonight's barren line is another reminder to avoid him.
Mar 17 - 10:36 PM

Lance Thomas logged 29 minutes in Sunday's road loss vs. the Suns, scoring 14 points with four boards, one assist and two steals.

Thomas has a career-high 17.5 percent usage rate, a number which could rise in the coming weeks as New York evaluates him prior to his impending free agency this summer. The bad news is that he was shooting 27.0 percent from the field over his previous 10 games and he's nowhere near returning fantasy value.
Mar 15 - 11:50 PM

Lance Thomas made another start on Tuesday but he scored only one point while missing all four of his field goal attempts vs. the Jazz.

Thomas added one rebound and one steal in 24 minutes, while former starter Cleanthony Early pitched in five points and three boards in 15 minutes off the bench. Both guys are stuck in a SF platoon for coach Derek Fisher, and neither of them are worth owning.
Mar 11 - 12:26 AM

Lance Thomas will start over Cleanthony Early on Monday night against the Nuggets.

The Knicks are going with Langston Galloway, Alexey Shved, Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Andrea Bargnani tonight, which is hard to believe. Thomas isn't a great fantasy guy and would need huge minutes to make a splash in standard leagues.
Mar 9 - 7:38 PM

Lance Thomas (groin) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

This is a tough break for Thomas, as he actually drew the start in the Knicks' last game against the Cavaliers, scoring 11 points with five boards in 23 minutes. Cleanthony Early is also said to be dealing with an ankle issue, meaning Travis Wear, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Quincy Acy could be forced into big minutes on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

Lance Thomas will replace Cleanthony Early in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

Early scored just two points in 23 minutes in a start against the Heat on Friday, but coach Derek Fisher said that Thomas was starting for his ability to guard multiple positions. in 15 starts this season, Thomas has averaged 6.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists, so there's no reason to grab him in most leagues.
Feb 22 - 11:23 AM

Lance Thomas played 19 minutes against the Heat on Friday, making 1-of-9 from the field for two points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He had a couple noteworthy games in two instances with Carmelo Anthony out in the past few weeks, but it just wasn't there tonight. Thomas doesn't block shots, he isn't a strong rebounder and can't shoot efficiently. Leave him on the wire due to a low upside.
Feb 21 - 1:32 AM

Lance Thomas (undisclosed) will not play on Wednesday.

He sat out Tuesday's practice and the Knicks haven't provided any details about the cause of his absence. With Carmelo Anthony (knee) also sidelined, Tim Hardaway Jr. will start and more minutes will fall to Jason Smith and Lou Amundson, with guys like Quincy Acy, Cleanthony Early and Travis Wear also in the mix.
Feb 11 - 5:39 PM

Lance Thomas did not practice on Tuesday.

It's not clear exactly what ailment he's dealing with, but we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic. If he's forced to sit, there will be more minutes for Louis Amundson, Jason Smith, and Cole Aldrich. Stay tuned.

Lance Thomas scored 10 points with four rebounds in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He usually picks up some major run on the nights Carmelo Anthony rests, but he was a letdown tonight. Melo shouldn't be out for too long, so Thomas is more of a stash in deep leagues.
Feb 7 - 10:16 PM

Lance Thomas will start against the Warriors on Saturday.

The last time Carmelo Anthony sat out, Thomas played 41 minutes with a stat line of 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one steal. He's probably not going to be as great as that evening on Jan. 24, but he's worth a look as a plug-and-play guy.
Feb 7 - 5:55 PM

Lance Thomas scored 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one rebound and two assists in 29 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Nets.

Thomas is one of a handful of young Knicks that owners will want to watch as we head into the last third of the season. His stat set isn't that great for standard leagues, but in an extreme tanking scenario it's possible that changes.
Feb 6 - 11:54 PM

Lance Thomas' downward trajectory continued on Sunday, as he finished the game with two points on 1-of-3 shooting, one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

After scoring in double-figures three consecutive games for the Knicks on an unsustainable 62.1 percent shooting from the field, Thomas has seen a regression to the mean and has been limited to single-digit scoring the past two games. He doesn't offer a lot of upside, and after this unimpressive performance he can be cut in nearly all leagues.
Feb 1 - 7:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
SG1Langston Galloway
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Ricky Ledo
4Alexey Shved
SF1Lance Thomas
2Cleanthony Early
3Carmelo Anthony
PF1Travis Wear
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
C1Jason Smith
2Louis Amundson
3Cole Aldrich