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Lance Thomas | Forward | #42

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Duke
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Lance Thomas (ankle) is available to play on Friday vs. Minnesota.
Thomas has missed the last nine games due to a nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if the Knicks will limit his minutes in his first game back. He returns at a fortunate time, as the Knicks are playing without two starters on Friday (Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah). Nonetheless, Thomas is averaging just 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in the eight games he has played this season, and thus is not on the fantasy radar. Dec 2 - 5:58 PM

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Lance Thomas (ankle) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Friday.

He's missed the last nine games, but he did have a good workout on Wednesday morning. The Knicks have played the matchups with their backup forwards since then with Justin Holiday, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and even some small-ball lineups to overcome the loss of Thomas. He can be left on the wire while Carmelo Anthony is healthy.
Dec 1 - 2:12 PM

Lance Thomas (ankle) had a "good workout" on Wednesday morning, and there's a chance he could return for Friday's game vs. Minnesota or Sunday's game vs. Sacramento.

Thomas is reportedly pain-free, so while he'll miss his ninth straight game on Wednesday night, it appears his return is right around the corner. That being said, he’s averaging just 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game through 17.5 minutes of action this season, so he's not a viable target in any scenario.
Nov 30 - 7:47 PM

Lance Thomas (ankle) missed his eighth straight game on Monday but may return to practice on Tuesday.

Thomas was seen moving a bit gingerly in warmups prior to Monday's contest. Thomas is averaging just 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in the eight games he's appeared in this season. He is not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues.
Nov 29 - 9:50 AM

Lance Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Thunder.

Thomas' minute will continue to be divvied up between Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas, neither of which are worth deploying in fantasy hoops.

Lance Thomas (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game vs. the Thunder.

Coach Jeff Hornacek will have an interesting decision to make on Monday if Thomas plays, as Mindaugas Kuzminskas has earned a larger role off the bench moving forward. Thomas won't be a factor in fantasy leagues while the Knicks are healthy.
Source: NY Post
Nov 28 - 9:58 AM

Lance Thomas (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Hornets.

Thomas has been without a timetable for his return, so the doubtful status is an upgrade at this point. Though he seems to be getting closer to a return, the 28-year-old can be left on waiver wires at this point.
Nov 24 - 11:23 AM

Lance Thomas (ankle) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

Coach Jeff Hornacek has already said there is no timetable for Thomas’ return, so don't expect to see him out there Tuesday. Justin Holiday will pick up a few more minutes with Thomas on the shelf.
Nov 21 - 12:49 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said there is no timetable for Lance Thomas’ return as he battles his way back from an assortment of injuries.

Hornacek said, at the earliest, Thomas could be ready Tuesday against Portland but that’s a long shot. Thomas, who missed his third straight game, had his left foot in a walking boot. He has a bone bruise in his left ankle and plantar fasciitis in both feet. "I don’t think we have a timetable on it,’’ Hornacek said. "We’re making sure he’s totally healthy before he comes back. He’s a tough a guy, plays through lots of injuries... We’ll be cautious with him.’’
Nov 18 - 9:42 AM

Lance Thomas (ankle) will be evaluated on Thursday to determine a timetable for his return.

Thomas has been dealing with a sprained ankle from earlier this month that has now turned into a bone bruise, and he's also dealing with plantar fasciitis in both feet. "I don’t want to be something that keeps me out for too long but when I come back I want to be effective to the team," Thomas said. "I’ve been playing through the injuries. My teammates know I’ve been trying to do my best.’’ We'll keep an eye on Thomas, but he shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Nov 17 - 9:40 AM

Lance Thomas (left ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Mavericks.

Justin Holiday will pick up most of Thomas' minutes, but that really doesn't mean much. Thomas has a bone bruise in his right ankle and is also dealing with plantar fasciitis in both of his feet, so he could be looking at a prolonged absence here. He's irrelevant in all settings.
Nov 14 - 3:18 PM

Lance Thomas (sore left ankle) will not return against the Raptors on Saturday.

He's had problems with this ankle this month, so it looks like an aggravation. Thomas has seen his minutes take a sizable dip this year and usually only hangs in the mid teens in non-garbage time games. If Thomas misses time, there should be a couple extra minutes for Justin Holiday.
Nov 12 - 8:46 PM

Lance Thomas (sprained left ankle) returned to action on Sunday, earning 29 minutes off the bench on his way to five points, two boards, one 3-pointer, one assist and one steal.

Thomas is averaging 20.1 minutes a night for the Knicks this season, but is only producing 3.6 points and 2.4 boards a night during his time on the floor. He’s a complete non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Nov 6 - 3:13 PM

Lance Thomas (sprained left ankle) is available for Sunday's game vs. the Jazz.

He missed Friday's game vs. the Bulls, but he was only averaging 17.8 minutes in his previous four games. Standard-league owners can do better.
Nov 6 - 10:26 AM

Lance Thomas (sprained left ankle) will not play Friday in Chicago.

Thomas is averaging 18 minutes per game this season. Coach Hornacek could choose to go in any number of directions with Thomas' vacated minutes. Hornacek could play a smaller second unit, which likely would mean more minutes for Justin Holliday. If Hornacek wants more size, he could play Kyle O'Quinn. However, the Knicks have lost three of their first four games, which means he may look to mix up his rotation, and could choose to insert Mindaugas Kuzminskas or Maurice Ndour.
Nov 4 - 7:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Ron Baker
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Guillermo Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee