Lance Thomas F OKC 24 Days
Thomas will get the start at small forward Tuesday, the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry reports.
With Andre Roberson (foot) out, Perry Jones will slide to the two, and Thomas will play the three in a very lengthy lineup. Thomas had 12 points and eight rebounds Saturday, but did very little in Monday's contest. Still, he should have no problem seeing 20-plus minutes Tuesday, but is unlikely to perform like a typical starter.
Lance Thomas F OKC 25 Days
Thomas came off the bench to score 12 points (3-9 FG, 6-9 FT) with eight rebounds and two assists while turning the ball over twice in 25 minutes during Saturday's win over the Denver Nuggets.
Thomas was able to get to the free throw line often and really made the most of his minutes Saturday. He is getting more run due to various injuries but is not yet a recommended option in standard fantasy leagues until he posts a few more quality stat lines.
Lance Thomas F OKC 6 Months
The Nets have invited free agent Lance Thomas to participate in their mini-camp next week.
The list of players invited to Brooklyn's workouts includes four more forwards out of college, and more players may be added in the coming days. Thomas appeared in only five games for the Pelicans last season before being waived in November, and he should go undrafted in fantasy leagues no matter where he begins the 2014-15 season.
Lance Thomas F OKC Jun 02 '79
Lance Thomas re-signed with the Pelicans for two years at the league minimum.
The second year of the deal is a team option. New Orleans brings back Thomas after waiving him in July. After averaging 2.5 points per game last season, he's nothing more than a body to fill out the roster.
Lance Thomas F OKC May 19 '79
Lance Thomas is closing in on a deal with the Pelicans, a league source told RealGM.com.
The Pelicans waived Thomas in July after reaching a deal with Anthony Morrow. If the deal becomes official, don't expect Thomas to be anything other than an end-of-the-bench player. Thomas averaged 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game last season.
Lance Thomas F OKC Apr 20 '79
Pelicans waive F Lance Thomas.
Having reached a deal with Anthony Morrow, the Hornets are more interested in signing another big man than retaining their third-year SF, who went undrafted out of Duke. Thomas will become an unrestricted FA.
Lance Thomas F OKC Feb 11 '79
Lance Thomas is expected back with the Pelicans next season because his team contract option is worth under $1 million.
Thomas needs to improve his shooting touch, especially from outside the painted area, but it's a very small amount of money for a guy who has proven his worth under Monty Williams. Although Thomas didn't play a ton this season, we'd expect him to remain in New Orleans.
Lance Thomas F OKC Jan 22 '79
Monty Williams revealed before Friday's game that Lance Thomas had a sprained MCL earlier this season and played through it.
He played just 10.9 minutes per game this year and hasn't been in any game action since March. If Thomas is healthy, he might actually play with the Hornets running out of bodies. That said, there's no reason to pay attention to this news item.
Lance Thomas F OKC Aug 03 '78
Lance Thomas started at small forward instead of Al-Farouq Aminu on Monday, but missed all three of his shot attempts to finish with zero points, four rebounds, and one assist in 14 minutes.
Thomas entered the game with at least one beat writer predicting he would be the starter, but Aminu won tonight's positional skirmish with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, eight boards, one steal, and two blocks. To complicate matters, Monty Williams singled out second round pick Darius Miller (six points, one block, 15 minutes) for his solid play. Thomas is worth keeping an eye on, but not close to being draftworthy in standard format.
Lance Thomas F OKC Jul 31 '78
Lance Thomas practiced with the Hornets first unit on Saturday, playing SF in place of Al-Farouq Aminu.
We won't read too much into this until Monty Williams weighs in, but it's safe to say Aminu hasn't done anything to put a stranglehold on the starting job.