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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 (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. Apr 11 - 4:18 PM

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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.
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

Lance Thomas moved into the Knicks' starting unit on Wednesday, where he posted four points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

The Knicks went smaller tonight vs. the Jazz and they jumped out to an early lead thanks to a 34-point first quarter. Thomas isn't a great fantasy option even if he continues to start -- in 14 previous starts this season, he averaged a modest 9.5 points, 1.2 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks. There are better options on your waiver wire.
Mar 23 - 1:42 AM

Lance Thomas is starting against the Jazz on Wednesday.

The Knicks will go with their smaller lineup and put Kristaps Porzingis at the five. Thomas only averaged 9.5 points per game as a starter, so he's not really someone fantasy owners should be using.
Mar 22 - 10:20 PM

Lance Thomas scored just two points with one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

Thomas was back to a reserve role with Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) back in action. As such, Thomas is back to having very minimal fantasy appeal. However, with the Knicks all but eliminated from a spot in the postseason the team could shut down some key members and Thomas might return to a starting role. For now, most fantasy owners can leave him to the waiver wire.
Mar 21 - 1:28 AM

Lance Thomas scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during his start against the Nets on Thursday.

Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) said he is not expected to miss much time beyond Thursday, so there's little reason to react to this line for Thomas in the short term. On the other hand, the Knicks are now 6.5 games out of the No. 8 seed and only have 13 games to play, so maybe guys get shut down to open up minutes for Thomas. Most owners can leave him on the wire.
Mar 16 - 10:32 PM

Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Pacers and scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting in 33 minutes.

This was simply a matchup move for the Knicks as they needed his defense against Paul George. The low-usage forward added seven rebounds, one assist and three triples, and any prospective owners should be scared away by the fact that the Knicks only play one more time this week.
Mar 14 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ramon Sessions
2Frank Ntilikina
3Jarrett Jack
4Ron Baker
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Courtney Lee
3Damyean Dotson
SF1Doug McDermott
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
C1Willy Hernangomez
2Enes Kanter
3Joakim Noah
4Kyle O'Quinn
5Luke Kornet