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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 (personal) is not with the team for Thursday against the 76ers.
It's unknown why he's away, and hopefully everything is OK with Thomas. There could be a few extra minutes for Courtney Lee and Michael Beasley. Mar 15 - 5:54 PM

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Lance Thomas is not with the team on Wednesday for personal reasons.

He played 23 minutes in a start on Tuesday to push Michael Beasley to the bench. Thomas only scored three points with little else, so he's not a fantasy option anyway. If he's out, that could help Courtney Lee get a few more minutes along with other guards.
Mar 14 - 2:08 PM

Lance Thomas hit just 1-of-5 shots for three points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes of Tuesday's start.

He missed Sunday's game with a thumb injury but was able to play through it tonight, sending Michael Beasley back to the bench. Beasley's night went a little differently than Thomas', as he hit 10-of-13 shots and finished with 21 points in the loss.
Mar 13 - 9:55 PM

Lance Thomas (thumb) will start on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

With Thomas back in the lineup, Michael Beasley will head back to the bench. Thomas is just in there for his rebounding, defense and energy, and he has very little fantasy appeal.
Mar 13 - 7:28 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said that Lance Thomas (thumb) is expected to play Tuesday night.

Thomas did not play Sunday due to the thumb injury. It was the first game he's missed since early November. However, his thumb has been bothering him for weeks. He should be left on waivers. Thomas' return will eat into Michael Beasley's minutes.
Mar 13 - 5:58 PM

Lance Thomas (thumb) was limited at Monday's practice.

For now, Thomas and Enes Kanter (back) are questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Dallas. Michael Beasley double-doubled in Thomas' absence on Sunday, scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes. Thomas can be left on the wire pretty much everywhere.
Mar 12 - 12:20 PM

Lance Thomas will sit out Sunday's game vs. the Raptors with a sprained right thumb.

The Knicks just placed him on the injury report less than an hour ago with a questionable tag, and he's day-to-day after X-rays came back negative. Michael Beasley will likely see a bump in minutes and is a boom-or-bust fantasy option, while Troy Williams is worth watching closely after his strong game vs. the Bucks.
Mar 11 - 12:05 PM

Lance Thomas is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors with a thumb issue.

Thomas played 33 minutes in his last game, so if he sits that could really open things up for a couple guys. Look for Michael Beasley to get a bump if Thomas sits, while Troy Williams will look to build on his 18-point game vs. the Bucks.
Mar 11 - 11:23 AM

Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup and had six points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples in 20 minutes vs. the Blazers.

Even if this move sticks, Thomas just doesn't do enough on the offensive end to impact fantasy leagues. Leave him on the wire with confidence.
Mar 7 - 12:28 AM

Lance Thomas will replace Michael Beasley in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Blazers.

You'd be hard-pressed to name an player with less upside than Thomas. He's just in there for his defense and energy and has very little fantasy appeal.
Mar 6 - 8:38 PM

Lance Thomas will move to the bench against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He got the start on Monday because of the 76ers size, but he'll be a reserve here. Thomas isn't a lock for minutes and the Knicks should look to play their young guys soon.
Feb 14 - 7:15 PM

Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup to defend Ben Simmons on Monday, but played just 14 minutes with zero points, one assist and one rebound.

He might be one of the least exciting players in terms of fantasy. This was a temporary matchup move and Thomas will likely come off the bench on Wednesday. Unless you're tanking your fantasy league, leave Thomas on the wire.
Feb 12 - 10:09 PM

As expected, Lance Thomas is starting over Courtney Lee on Monday vs. the 76ers.

Based on coach Jeff Hornacek's comments, this is likely a short-term move because he wants Thomas to defend Ben Simmons tonight. If you're relying on Thomas in fantasy, your team is in shambles. Daily Slant: Kyle O'Quinn and Enes Kanter are starting against the Sixers front-court, which means we'll see Beasley coming off the bench along with Courtney Lee. Beasley is still squarely on the DFS radar as his playing time may not change much, but he does carry some added risk at this point. Kanter dropped a 31-22 game on Philly last time these teams met (with Embiid in action), and he was already squarely on the radar as an upside play.
Feb 12 - 6:12 PM

Lance Thomas may start over Courtney Lee on Monday vs. the 76ers.

It sounds like this will be a temporary matchup move, as the Knicks would like Thomas to guard Ben Simmons tonight. Thomas isn't a fantasy option anyways, but Lee takes a small hit in value with the possible move to the second unit.
Feb 12 - 2:43 PM

Lance Thomas sprained his thumb in practice but has it taped and will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Thomas plays due to his defense and doesn't provide much statical production. Over the Knicks last five games, he is averaging 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 14.4 minutes. He should be left on waivers.
Jan 30 - 5:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Frank Ntilikina
4Trey Burke
5Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Lance Thomas
3Troy Williams
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Isaiah Hicks
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah