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Lance Thomas | Forward | #42

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Duke
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Lance Thomas scored four points with two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 25 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.
He's really just starting for defense and he's only scored 12 points in his last two starts despite 57 minutes of action. Thomas is only a desperation streamer. Dec 10 - 2:28 AM

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Lance Thomas started at SF on Wednesday, making both of his field goals to finish with eight points, four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

With Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg stress injury) out for at least a few weeks, Thomas is one of the guys who will need to step up. He logged 32 minutes tonight, but even that role isn't a guarantee of fantasy value -- he's in there for defense and rarely fills up the boxscore. Just keep an eye on him.
Dec 6 - 11:33 PM

Lance Thomas will start next to Courtney Lee on the wing against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Damyean Dotson will move to the bench as the Knicks go bigger in this matchup. Dotson could fall out of the rotation or it could be a move to tweak the combinations. Thomas may get a chance to produce, but the matchup isn't great and Kristaps Porzingis will be taking most of the shots.
Dec 6 - 6:39 PM

Lance Thomas came off the bench for six points, two rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Thomas has been stepping up as a vocal leader in the locker room and his halftime speech propelled the Knicks' comeback on Tuesday, but there's not much to like for fantasy purposes. In seven NBA seasons, he has per-36-minute averages of 10.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting, 0.6 threes, 5.1 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks.
Source: NY Post
Nov 8 - 10:34 PM

Lance Thomas scored two points with three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 16 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

He played minutes at both forward spots, but that could have been due to Michael Beasley (ankle) getting hurt. Thomas was also a candidate to start, but you're not adding him in fantasy.
Oct 19 - 11:49 PM

Lance Thomas (hip) will remain on the sidelines for the Knicks' regular-season finale against the 76ers on Wednesday.

Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (back) are officially being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, although head coach Jeff Hornacek said he's not expecting either of those guys to give it a go. Justin Holiday will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Wednesday night with New York's main guys on the shelf, so he'll be on the radar as a potential DFS punt play.

Lance Thomas (hip) will not play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

He's out indefinitely and it's safe to rule him out for the season finale on Wednesday vs. the 76ers as well. Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will get an extended look with Carmelo Anthony resting once again.
Apr 9 - 10:32 AM

Lance Thomas (hip) will not play on Thursday against the Wizards.

He's been out since Mar. 23 and is likely out for the season. Expect to see some Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas behind Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis today.
Apr 6 - 6:02 PM

Lance Thomas (hip) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

This will be Thomas' seventh straight game on the sidelines, and with just four more games on the schedule for New York after Tuesday, he's looking like a serious shutdown candidate. Kristaps Porzingis (back) is also out tonight, so Carmelo Anthony (back) should be very active on the offensive end and there will be more minutes available for Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas in the second unit.

Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

With Thomas out again, the Knicks will continue to roll with a starting frontcourt of Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez. Mindaugas Kuzminskas usually picks up the slack when Thomas sits, but he was a DNP-CD on Friday for reasons unknown -- Sasha Vujacic and Justin Holiday both logged heavy minutes on the wings. Most fantasy owners should look elsewhere for value.
Apr 2 - 11:30 AM

Lance Thomas (sore right hip) is listed as "out" in the game notes for Friday's matchup against the Heat.

Thomas has missed four straight game due to the hip ailment. He should be left on waivers in all formats. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will continue to log a few extra minutes apiece with Thomas sidelined.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 31 - 10:35 AM

Lance Thomas (hip) will not play Wednesday vs. Miami.

Wednesday will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to return to the court. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will continue to split Thomas' minutes, and Thomas can safely be left on the waiver wire in all settings.
Mar 29 - 5:58 PM

Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play Monday vs. Detroit.

This will be Thomas' third consecutive game watching from the sidelines, and while his MRI came back clean, he should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Miami. Thomas' minutes will continue to be divvied up between Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn.

Lance Thomas (sore right hip) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

This will be the second straight game Thomas has missed. With the Knicks prioritizing lottery balls over wins, they have no reason to rush back one of their vets. Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will see an uptick in minutes with Thomas sidelined.
Mar 25 - 12:12 PM

Lance Thomas (sore right hip) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday night.

Thomas played 32 minutes in a start on Wednesday and apparently picked up an injury along the way. With Thomas and Carmelo Anthony (knee) out, the Knicks will likely play more Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn next to each other. We should see more Mindaugas Kuzminskas and a little bit of Justin Holiday at the three.
Mar 23 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Frank Ntilikina
3Ramon Sessions
4Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Doug McDermott
3Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Willy Hernangomez
4Joakim Noah