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Lance Thomas | Forward | #42

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Duke
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Coach David Fizdale compared Lance Thomas to Draymond Green.
Sure. "He's a Swiss Army knife-type of player that can guard multiple positions and you can run offense through him," Fizdale said. "I think he can push the ball off the break a lot like Draymond Green plays. Obviously the thing I'm going to demand from Lance is to play defense like Draymond. And be a guy that's pushing to be a First Team All-Defender." If Fizdale can turn Thomas into half of what Dray can do, just give him 2019 Coach of the Year right now. May 10 - 2:16 PM

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Lance Thomas did not score with one rebound in nine minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

He hasn't played much this season, and that probably won't change with the Knicks playing most of their guys.
Apr 7 - 9:49 PM

Lance Thomas is available for Saturday against the Bucks.

He could get decent minutes with Michael Beasley questionable, but Thomas doesn't usually do too much on the stat sheet.
Apr 7 - 5:49 PM

Lance Thomas (illness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Milwaukee.

Thomas did not play Friday due to the illness. The Knicks will likely be thin up front on and on the wings on Saturday, as Tim Hardaway Jr. (sprained left ankle) is doubtful and Michael Beasley (left knee contusion) is listed as questionable. Courtney Lee and Damyean Dotson will likely see all the minutes they can handle.
Apr 7 - 11:11 AM

Lance Thomas (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Heat.

His status doesn't matter much with Michael Beasley (illness) returning. No matter how many studs the Knicks are without, Thomas is never someone to trust in fantasy leagues.
Apr 6 - 5:37 PM

Lance Thomas will replace Frank Ntilikina in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Hornets.

The Knicks will be rolling out a starting five featuring Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Thomas, Michael Beasley and Enes Kanter. Ntilikina flopped through 21 minutes as a starter on Sunday, but he should still see quality playing time with Emmanuel Mudiay (illness) out tonight. Thomas isn't a viable target, regardless of how he enters the game.

Lance Thomas (personal) returned on Sunday with three points, four rebounds and two turnovers in 19 minutes off New York's bench.

Thomas missed three straight games and his return did little to alter the pecking order in New York. Michael Beasley had 12 points, nine boards and two blocks in 32 minutes as the starting PF, while Tim Hardaway Jr. needed 15 shots to score 11 points in 35 minutes. Thomas' permanent residence is the waiver wire.
Mar 25 - 9:16 PM

Lance Thomas (personal) will be available to play Sunday against the Wizards.

Thomas will be returning from a three-game absence, and his return to the rotation could mess with Michael Beasley's minutes. Thomas, however, isn't worth owning anywhere.
Mar 25 - 4:50 PM

Lance Thomas (personal) will not play on Friday vs. the Wolves.

He will miss his third straight game due to a family matter. It's unclear when he will return, but hopefully everything is OK. Michael Beasley has been a beast lately and is a must-start player in the fantasy playoffs. What a time to be alive.
Mar 22 - 1:29 PM

Lance Thomas (personal) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

This will be Thomas' second straight game on the sidelines due to a family matter, which will again result in Michael Beasley logging extended minutes with the first unit.
Mar 21 - 11:57 AM

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

This personal issue has forced Thomas to miss three out of the past five games, so we hope everything is going well with him. Michael Beasley should be looking at another start tonight, and he's a fairly attractive option with a favorable matchup against Chicago.
Mar 19 - 5:54 PM

Lance Thomas (personal) was able to start Saturday's game against the Hornets, finishing with three points over 21 minutes.

Thomas missed a pair of games due to a personal issue, and he didn't appear to be in this game, either. He was 1-of-6 from the field, including 1-of-4 from behind the arc, while adding just two steals and an assist. He might be back physically, but mentally he still looked to be away from the team. He'll look for better results Monday against the Bulls to tip off a four-game week.
Mar 17 - 10:22 PM

Lance Thomas (personal) will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

Whether he starting or coming off the bench, Thomas remains irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Mar 17 - 6:43 PM

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

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

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