The Knicks finally got something right -- it just involved a lot of losing.
August 4, 2020, 5:08 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
Lance Thomas was in the starting lineup on Tuesday but played just 15 minutes, managing to accumulate six points, two rebounds and two assists.
Thomas started at center for the Nets but failed to capitalize once again. He has demonstrated an inability to put up numbers even when playing meaningful minutes and so there is no reason to add him in any leagues.
July 31, 2020, 8:13 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
Lance Thomas drew the start for the Nets on Friday and was barely a factor in his 17 minutes on the floor, posting just six points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and one assist.
Sadly, this is the kind of production we should be expecting from Thomas moving forward. He's not worth owning in fantasy.
July 31, 2020, 2:16 pmChris ChiozzaPG, Brooklyn Nets
Chris Chiozza and Lance Thomas are set to join Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and Joe Harris in the starting lineup on Friday as they face the Magic.
Chiozza will earn his first NBA start of his career in his second season and could see plenty of opportunity during the resumption season. He is definitely worth a look for resumption leagues and makes for an intriguing DFS play if his price is low enough. Thomas, a nine-year veteran, will also draw the start but has more competition up front with Rodions Kurucs, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Donta Hall and Dzanan Musa.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
July 25, 2020, 7:42 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
Lance Thomas played just five minutes in Saturday's scrimmage against the Spurs.
There was talk that Thomas would play when the season restarted, but this isn't a good sign for him considering he played 13 minutes in the Nets' first scrimmage. He won't be a fantasy option regardless, but his arrow is pointing down all the same.
July 21, 2020, 7:27 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
Lance Thomas could get some minutes when the league resumes according to Nets' head coach Jacque Vaughn.
Thomas was signed by the Nets as a substitute player only a week ago and looks set to be a part of the rotation moving forward. The Nets are basically running their bench unit at this stage and simply need healthy bodies out on the floor. Thomas has not played in the NBA since 2018-19 and is not someone to consider in fantasy drafts at this stage.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 14, 2020, 3:51 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have officially signed Lance Thomas as a Substitute Player ahead of the NBA restart.
Thomas finds himself back in the NBA after sitting playing his last game in the 2018-19 campaign with the Knicks. He averaged 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 threes in 17.0 mpg across 46 contests. He would normally just be a depth piece, but with the Nets depleted of talent for the league resumption, there is a possibility that he will play a decent chunk of minutes off the bench.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 8, 2020, 10:59 amLance ThomasSF, Free Agent
Ian Begley of SNY is reporting that Lance Thomas is among the free agents on the Nets’ radar, as the club looks to replace those unavailable to play in Orlando due to COVID-19.
The Nets have been hit hard by the coronavirus and they are expected to be without Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, Wilson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and rookie Nic Claxton. Thomas has some familiarity with the organization as he was part of their training camp last year.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 8:04 amLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have waived Lance Thomas, CJ Massinburg, C.J. Williams and Devin Cannady.
This was expected for Thomas as the Nets are already at the limit with 15 guaranteed contracts. They will have a spot open up once Wilson Chandler reaches the 5th game of his 25 game ban so there is a chance Thomas is brought back at that time. Massinburg, Williams and Cannady were all candidates for the open two-way roster spot but it seems the Nets will hold off from using it for now.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
September 27, 2019, 1:43 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have signed Lance Thomas.
With Wilson Chandler suspended, Rodions Kurucs dealing with off the court issues and Kevin Durant sidelined the Nets needed to bring in a forward. They decided to go with Thomas over someone like Carmelo Anthony and he'll likely play a good number of minutes for the Nets until Chandler and Kurucs return.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
September 25, 2019, 11:19 amLance ThomasSF, New York Knicks
Marc Berman of the NY Post is reporting that the Nets are seriously eyeing Lance Thomas.
Thomas was the longest-tenured Knick before brass elected not to re-sign him but there is a chance that he remains in New York. The Nets will be without Wilson Chandler to begin the season after he was suspended 25 games for testing positive for PED use, so they could use some forward depth.
Source: NY Post
September 23, 2019, 1:27 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Free Agent
As of right now, the Nets are "very unlikely" to sign Carmelo Anthony, according to a report from Shams Charania.
Brooklyn is more likely to sign players that they have worked out recently, with Charania naming Lance Thomas and C.J. Williams as possibilities. At least more people can complain about Melo being unsigned now.
Source: The Athletic
July 3, 2019, 3:59 pmLance ThomasSF, New York Knicks
The Knicks remain in touch with Lance Thomas, and the New York Post reported that Thomas is a "favorite" to take the team's last roster spot.
The Knicks waived Thomas for salary reasons but it's been said consistently that they'd be interested in bringing him back because of his attitude and mentorship abilities. If Thomas can't find a better deal on the open market, it would not be surprising to see him back in New York.
June 29, 2019, 4:00 pmLance ThomasSF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have waived Lance Thomas.
It was expected that Thomas would be waived given that only $1 million of his $7.6 million salary was guaranteed, and previous reports have the Knicks hoping to bring Thomas back at a more affordable rate. The team admires his professionalism and leadership and would like him to mentor younger players. If he wants to return, there's no reason that he won't be back in New York.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 15, 2019, 8:25 amLance ThomasF, New York Knicks
Ian Begley is reporting that the Knicks are expected to waive Lance Thomas in hopes of re-signing him at a discounted price.
Thomas is due to make $7.6 million next season but only $1 million is guaranteed so this is the obvious move to free up more cap space. Thomas played 46 games for the Knicks last year with only 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes but his, “leadership and professionalism is held in high regard in the organization and he is respected for his mentorship to younger players.”