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Lance Thomas | Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Duke
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Lance Thomas played a season-low 16 minutes vs. Golden State, scoring two points with one rebound in a tough home loss on Sunday.
Thomas has scored double-digit points just four times in OKC's first 15 games, despite earning 27.8 minutes per game with Kevin Durant (foot) and Perry Jones (knee) on the injury report. He has nine steals and zero blocks this season, while shooting 36.1 percent from the field, which makes him a non-entity in fantasy leagues. Nov 23 - 10:06 PM

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Thunder F Lance Thomas scored a season-high 15 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, making 4-of-11 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

Thomas' career high is 18 points, which he scored as a rookie in 2012, but he's been thrust in a major role due to OKC's injury woes early this season. He belongs on fantasy waiver wires despite tonight's solid production, as he came in averaging just 6.7 points on 37.0 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.0 blocks in 28 minutes per game.
Nov 16 - 10:10 PM

Lance Thomas started again at small forward on Wednesday with seven points, 13 rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Who needs Kevin Durant? Kidding aside, Thomas has been better than just about anyone expected and he should have a couple more starts headed his way. Still, he doesn't do much on defense and doesn't make treys, so he is only a deep league option.
Nov 12 - 11:09 PM

Lance Thomas managed just three points, six rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes on Friday against the Grizzlies.

Thomas topped this stinker off with three turnovers and with players slowly set to come back there's not a whole lot of incentive to pay attention here.
Nov 8 - 2:51 AM

Lance Thomas filled in as a starter with Andre Roberson (ankle) unavailable on Tuesday, notching 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes for the short-handed Thunder.

OKC began the game with eight healthy players and finished with just seven, as Perry Jones left after bruising his knee. Thomas' career highs are 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal, and he wouldn't be worth considering in fantasy leagues if it weren't for OKC's unimaginable injury woes. As things stand, however, he's worth watching closely in case Jones isn't recovered in time for Friday's game vs. Memphis.
Nov 4 - 10:58 PM

Lance Thomas will draw the start on Tuesday, replacing Andre Roberson (foot).

This move is essentially out of necessity, as the Thunder are entering Tuesday's game with just eight healthy bodies. Thomas was pretty awful during his 22 minutes of action on Monday, scoring two points and 1-of-10 shooting from the field. Needless to say, he's not someone to plug into your lineups.
Nov 4 - 6:39 PM

Lance Thomas played 22 minutes off the bench on Monday with two points, three rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

He shot a putrid 1-of-10 from the field, but the Thunder have no choice but to play him right now. Thomas should be better against the Raptors and is worth a look as a plug-and-play on a light Tuesday night.
Nov 3 - 11:48 PM

Lance Thomas scored 12 points on 3-of-9 from the field for 12 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

He's been great off the bench in two of OKC's three games and should get run until the cavalry comes back. Although, Reggie Jackson (ankle) returning would likely knock Thomas' upside down a bit.
Nov 2 - 1:50 AM

Lance Thomas was quiet in 19 minutes on Thursday with four points, one rebound and two assists.

His opener was a major fluke and he hasn't done much in his career. Thomas is not worth owning in most leagues unless you're desperate.
Oct 31 - 2:22 AM

Lance Thomas came off the bench and hit 7-of-10 shots for 14 points, three rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Blazers on Wednesday.

Thomas played 31 minutes - the same number as starter Perry Jones - and could challenge Jones for the starting job while Kevin Durant is out. Don't pick him up, but keep an eye on this situation going forward. Most of his production came early in the game, but he had a much better night than Jones, who hit just 1-of-9 shots.
Oct 30 - 2:20 AM

Lance Thomas started for the Thunder on Tuesday and had 10 points, six rebounds and a steal on 2-of-6 shooting.

He hit 6-of-6 free throws, and while he'll get some extra minutes with Kevin Garnett (foot) out for a couple months, he's not expected to make much of an impact.
Oct 15 - 12:53 AM

Lance Thomas will join the starting lineup for the Thunder on Tuesday.

Serge Ibaka (ankle) will return soon and even with Kevin Durant (foot) out of commission, there's no reason to glance at Thomas in fantasy leagues.
Oct 14 - 6:30 PM

Lance Thomas reached an agreement on a deal with the Thunder.

It's just a training camp offer and he'll have just an outside shot to make the team. Thomas was with the Bulls in July and went to a Nets' mini-camp back in May, but nothing really came to fruition.
Aug 14 - 10:16 PM

The Nets have invited free agent Lance Thomas to participate in their mini-camp next week.

The list of players invited to Brooklyn's workouts includes four more forwards out of college, and more players may be added in the coming days. Thomas appeared in only five games for the Pelicans last season before being waived in November, and he should go undrafted in fantasy leagues no matter where he begins the 2014-15 season.
Source: Nets Daily
May 28 - 10:26 AM

The Pelicans waived Lance Thomas on Tuesday.

Thomas started 19 games for New Orleans last season, but struggled to crack the rotation on a revamped roster this year.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Ishmael Smith
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Anthony Morrow
4Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary