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Lance Thomas | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Duke
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Lance Thomas played a whopping 41 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.
He was extremely active with his elbow touches on offense and coach Derek Fisher actually ran isolation plays for him like his name was Carmelo Anthony (rest). Thomas made just 22.2 percent from the field in 2012-13, but he's become a great offensive guy for the Knicks on their Island of Misfit Players. He is still on a 10-day deal, but give him a look in deep leagues. To be clear, he'll likely play minutes in the mid-20s on nights Melo plays. Jan 24 - 9:34 PM

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Langston Galloway, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

Interesting. Thomas was awesome down the stretch on Friday and coach Derek Fisher is going with the hot hand there in place of Carmelo Anthony (rest). He played 25 minutes for 16 points, so there's a chance he gets to close to 30 minutes tonight -- he won't be as efficient, though.
Jan 24 - 5:32 PM

Lance Thomas scored 16 points on 8-of-10 from the field with four rebounds, four assist and two steals against the Magic on Friday.

He carried the Knicks with a few clutch baskets down the stretch. Thomas is only on a 10-day deal, but he seems like he'll have a chance to stay with the team next month. Amare Stoudemire will be back on Saturday, so we'll need to see it again before suggesting Thomas as an add in most leagues.
Jan 24 - 12:52 AM

Lance Thomas has signed a second 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.

Thomas has averaged just 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds over 10.0 minutes in his two games with the Knicks, so he can continue to be ignored by fantasy owners.
Jan 20 - 11:42 AM

The Knicks are reportedly going to sign Lance Thomas to another 10-day contract.

His role has been minimal at best, so owners in most leagues can ignore this news. Leave Thomas on the wire.
Jan 19 - 9:35 PM

Lance Thomas played 18 minutes off the bench on Thursday with seven points, four rebounds, two assists and no fouls.

He started the second half and made 2-of-5 from the field in the game, which is a step up from his 22.2 percent from the field last season. Thomas has his work cut out for himself to stick with the Knicks beyond this month.
Jan 15 - 8:07 PM

Lance Thomas signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Saturday as expected.

He will likely only see limited minutes off the bench for the Knicks and can be safely ignored in most leagues.
Jan 10 - 9:46 AM

Lance Thomas is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Saturday.

The Knicks just recently waived Thomas after he was acquired from the Thunder in a trade but it now appears that he is headed back to New York. Regardless, Thomas will likely serve as emergency depth and given the fact that his game doesn't translate to fantasy well you can safely leave him on the wire. We will let you know if/when the deal becomes official.
Jan 10 - 9:08 AM

Lance Thomas officially cleared waivers on Friday.

Thomas is now free to sign with a team of his choosing, but he's very unlikely to hold any value regardless of where he winds up.
Jan 9 - 6:45 PM

The Knicks officially waived F Lance Thomas on Wednesday.

This is actually good news for players like Quincy Acy and Cleanthony Early, who should continue to get heavy minutes for a depleted Knicks team, at least in the near future.
Jan 7 - 2:25 PM

The Knicks are expected to waive Lance Thomas, Louis Amundson and Alex Kirk on Wednesday.

None of them were in Phil Jackson's plans moving forward, and they were never expected to stay with the Knicks for long. All three players shouldn't be owned in almost any league, and we will let you know when they are officially waived.
Jan 7 - 9:42 AM

The Knicks will likely waive Lance Thomas in order to create another roster spot.

There is no question that the Knicks have been busy, and it is not surprising that they are willing to waive Thomas to gain some additional flexibility. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but Thomas shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters at the moment.
Jan 6 - 7:36 PM

Lance Thomas played a season-low 16 minutes vs. Golden State, scoring two points with one rebound in a tough home loss on Sunday.

Thomas has scored double-digit points just four times in OKC's first 15 games, despite earning 27.8 minutes per game with Kevin Durant (foot) and Perry Jones (knee) on the injury report. He has nine steals and zero blocks this season, while shooting 36.1 percent from the field, which makes him a non-entity in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Thunder F Lance Thomas scored a season-high 15 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, making 4-of-11 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

Thomas' career high is 18 points, which he scored as a rookie in 2012, but he's been thrust in a major role due to OKC's injury woes early this season. He belongs on fantasy waiver wires despite tonight's solid production, as he came in averaging just 6.7 points on 37.0 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.0 blocks in 28 minutes per game.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:10:00 PM

Lance Thomas started again at small forward on Wednesday with seven points, 13 rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Who needs Kevin Durant? Kidding aside, Thomas has been better than just about anyone expected and he should have a couple more starts headed his way. Still, he doesn't do much on defense and doesn't make treys, so he is only a deep league option.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Langston Galloway
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Pablo Prigioni
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
3Lance Thomas
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Cole Aldrich
2Jason Smith
3Louis Amundson