Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
1 week ago

Thomas will enter the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Al Iannazone of Newsday Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Knicks are set to be without Tim Hardaway (leg) for the foreseeable future and after attempting to use an ineffective Damyean Dotson over the last two contests, Thomas will now get his shot to work with the top unit. Look for Thomas to see an uptick in minutes with the promotion after logging just 17 minutes in each of the last two contests, which should mean a temporary uptick in fantasy value. Dotson heads back to the bench in the corresponding move.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
2 weeks ago

Thomas tallied eight points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 115-86 win over the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas saw 20-plus minutes for the third time in 18 appearances this season. His modest averages don't give him much value in most leagues, but every now and then he'll have a decent night.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
2 months ago

Thomas recorded five points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one steal over 13 minutes Friday in a preseason matchup with the Wizards.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas averaged 21.0 minutes while coming off the bench last season, however the offseason additions of Michael Beasley and Enes Kanter could cut into some of those minutes this season. The key for Thomas will be his three point shooting, as he shot a career high 44.7 percent from beyond the arc last season. If Thomas can continue to shoot with similar success, he should hold a similar role with the Knicks.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
8 months ago

Thomas (hip) will not play during the Knicks' final game of the season Wednesday against the 76ers, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Knicks eliminated from playoff contention, coach Jeff Hornacek will opt to sit Thomas, who is dealing with right hip soreness, for the last game of the season. The 28-year-old forward will finish his sixth year in the league averaging 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds across 21.0 minutes per game while drilling a career-high 44.7 percent of his three-point attempts. With Thomas out of the picture, expect the likes of Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Justin Holiday, Maurice Ndour, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez to absorb his minutes at both forward slots.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
8 months ago

Thomas (hip) will remain sidelined for Sunday's tilt with the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas will be missing a tenth consecutive contest and with just two games left on the regular season schedule, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was ultimately shut down for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign. With both Kristaps Porzingis (back) and Carmelo Anthony (rest) also out, Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee could take on bigger roles in the frontcourt.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
8 months ago

Thomas (hip) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

With Thomas due to his miss ninth straight game with the sore right hip and only two games remaining on the Knicks' schedule, it's looking increasingly likely that the team will shut him down. His continued absence should open up more minutes off at either forward spot for the likes of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Maurice Ndour.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
8 months ago

Thomas (hip) will sit out Thursday's game against the Wizards.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas will be missing an eighth straight game Thursday, with a lingering hip injury the reasoning for his absence. The Knicks have yet to shut him down for the season, but with only four games left on the schedule, it wouldn't be surprising if that eventually occurred. Maurice Ndour and Mindaugas Kuzminskas could see a few more minutes off the bench.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
8 months ago

Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas will now have missed seven straight games due to soreness in his right hip, and his availability for the remainder of the regular season is in serious doubt with just four games left. With Kritstaps Porzingis (back) also ruled out, Carmelo Anthony, who is returning from a back injury himself, should have plenty of minutes available to him Tuesday night, with Mindaugas Kuzminskas also in line to see an extended role off the bench.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
8 months ago

Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Celtics, Steve Popper of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas' sore right hip will extend his absence to six games, with his next opportunity to return coming Tuesday against the Bulls. With Carmel Anthony also out, Kristaps Porzingis' role may be expanded along with the possibility of additional minutes for Kyle O'Quinn and Justin Holiday.

Lance Thomas
SG/F NYK
9 months ago

Thomas (hip) is listed as out in the Knicks' game notes for Friday's game against the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

The Knicks haven't provided much clarity on the extent of Thomas' injury, but it looks like he'll be on tap for his fifth consecutive absence due to the sore right hip. Given that the Knicks are officially eliminated from playoff contention, Thomas likely won't be rushed back to the court until he's 100 percent healthy, so he could be on tap to sit out more games beyond Friday. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be one of the biggest beneficiaries for as long as Thomas is out.