Lance Thomas F NY 1 Day
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.
Lance Thomas F NY 5 Days
Thomas had a season-high 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 41 minutes Saturday.
Thomas was starting for Carmelo Anthony (rest) and played a team-high in minutes and now has 16 points in back-to-back games. It's still odd that Thomas would play 41 minutes and rookie Cleanthony Early did not enter the game despite being healthy, but if that's what coach Derek Fisher is going to do, you need to look at Thomas with a more discerning eye in deeper leagues.
Lance Thomas F NY 5 Days
Thomas will start in place of Carmelo Anthony (rest) on Saturday against the Hornets.
Thomas has been a lackluster option this season, even in significant minutes. Regardless, he'll likely see significant time on the court for as long as Anthony stays sidelined.
Lance Thomas F NY 10 Days
Thomas signed a second 10-day deal with the Knicks on Tuesday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Thomas has played significant minutes in each of the Knicks' last two games (20.0 MPG), but the Duke product is a fantasy consideration in only the deepest of leagues.
Lance Thomas F NY 14 Days
Thomas made his debut for the Knicks on Thursday against the Bucks and played 18 minutes as he recorded seven points, four rebounds, and two assists.
Thomas is currently on a 10-day contract with the Knicks and needs to play at a high level if he wants to maintain a roster spot for the rest of the season. Even if he manages to do this, it's unlikely that he'll see enough time on the court to muster enough production to become fantasy relevant.
Lance Thomas F NY 17 Days
Thomas is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Signed to a 10-day contract late last week, Thomas joins a roster that's sorely lacking in talent. Knicks coach Derek Fisher said he expects Thomas and Lou Amundson to get into Thursday's game, but that might not come to fruition, if Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Amar'e Stoudemire (knee) are able to play.
Lance Thomas F NY 20 Days
Thomas has signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks, RealGM.com's Shams Charania reports.
Thomas was waived by the Knicks just two days prior to this deal, so the team clearly did not want him on a full-season deal, but he will be brought back in the short term. The Knicks are woefully lacking in talent, but Thomas still only carries value in really deep leagues.
Lance Thomas F NY 23 Days
Thomas will be waived by the Knicks, Steve Popper of the Record reports.
All three of the players the Knicks received in the recent trade with OKC and Cleveland will be waived, making the trade a purely financial one for New York. Thomas played a significant role for the Thunder during the first month of action, but barely saw the court in December. He could have a little fantasy value, depending on the team he ends up with, but it's probably better to wait and see which team Thomas lands with and how they plan to use him before he's added in fantasy leagues.
Lance Thomas F NY 24 Days
Thomas was traded to the Knicks on Monday as part of a three-team deal that also involved the Cavaliers.
Thomas saw significant time on the court during the first portion of the season when Oklahoma City was riddled with injuries. Now that the Thunder have returned to health, however, the 26-year-old has only seen six total minutes on the court since Dec. 9. He will likely find a spot in coach Derek Fisher's rotation in New York, but Thomas will play in the shadow of Carmelo Anthony, and even Tim Hardaway.
Lance Thomas F NY 3 Months
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.