Lance Thomas F NY 3 Days

Thomas (undisclosed) returned from a one-game absence Friday against the Pistons. He scored 7 points (2-6 FG, 3-3 FT) and added five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 23 minutes off the bench.

Thomas has missed a couple of games recently for an undisclosed reason. In the games that he has played, he's been mediocre - not really any worse, nor any better, than he's been throughout the rest of the season. Thomas doesn't contribute much in fantasy, and so only managers in the very deepest of leagues ought to concern themselves with trying to figure out what is causing these DNPs.

Lance Thomas F NY 5 Days

Thomas won't play Wednesday against the Celtics, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

Thomas' injury, if any, is a bit unclear at this juncture. It is also possible he is just getting a day of rest, but it will leave the Knicks another man down, with Tim Hardaway, Travis Wear and Quincy Acy all being candidates to pick up minutes in his stead.

Lance Thomas F NY 8 Days

Thomas had 11 points (5-12 FG, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds as a starter in the loss to the Cavaliers on Sunday. He played 23 minutes.Thomas could be a player to monitor in deeper leagues. His ceiling is not very high, but he took 12 shots in the loss. Thomas could be a decent one-day play Wednesday against the Celtics.

Lance Thomas F NY 8 Days

Thomas will start Sunday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.In the move, Thomas will push teammate Cleanthony Early back to the bench. The two will likely share the minutes left behind by the injured Carmelo Anthony (knee), but unless one of these two players can establish himself as the clearly superior player, neither will have much fantasy value this season.

Lance Thomas F NY 10 Days

Thomas (undisclosed) returned from a one-game absence Friday. He scored two points (1-9 FG) and added four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 19 minutes off the bench against the Heat.This was one of Thomas's worst games of the season. Unfortunately, since the nature of his injury is unknown, it's hard to tell whether his performance was impacted by his health or if it was just a random off night. Until more is known, daily gamers may want to avoid Thomas, while season-long fantasy players can continue to ignore him.

Lance Thomas F NY 19 Days

Thomas (undisclosed) will not play Wednesday against the Magic, Steve Popper of The Record reports.Thomas suffered an undisclosed injury in Monday's loss to Miami, limiting him to just 18 minutes. He'll remain out Wednesday, giving him the entire All-Star break to recover. With Carmelo Anthony (knee) also out, expect Andrea Bargnani and potentially Quincy Acy to see some increased minutes off the bench. Tim Hardaway, Jr. will enter the starting five in Anthony's place.

Lance Thomas F NY 23 Days

Thomas started for Carmelo Anthony (rest) and scored 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds in 35 minutes Saturday.

While Thomas is generally assured bug minutes when Anthony sits, his production is not of a level where you can rely on him in most standard fantasy formats. Even when Anthony shuts it down, Thomas will have marginal value at best.

Lance Thomas F NY 23 Days

Thomas will start for Carmelo Anthony (rest) against the Warriors on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In 14 starts this season, Thomas has averaged 6.5 points (on 37 percent shooting), 4.6 boards, 1.2 assists, and 0.7 steals in 27 minutes. While the uptick in minutes will be short-lived, he's the sure-fire candidate to enter the starting five when Anthony requires a rest.

Lance Thomas F NY 1 Month

Thomas has signed a contract with the Knicks for the remainder of the season.

Thomas has enjoyed career-best productivity with the Knicks, averaging 10.6 points on 50 percent shooting along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, all better marks than any of his past seasons. He could be a reasonable pick-up for a team low on depth, but still carries risk because of the Knicks' flux on the depth chart.

Lance Thomas F NY 1 Month

Thomas scored a season-high 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 FT) Wednesday in an upset win over the Thunder to go along with five rebounds and an assist in 24 minutes of action.

Thomas has now scored 16, 16 and 17 points in his past three games. Owners looking to fill a spot on a roster for a short-term injury or desperate to take a flier on someone could look at Thomas, but there's not much to go off of. The former Thunder player had played just five games with the Knicks prior to Wednesday, averaging 9.8 points, 2.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds.