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Lance Thomas will start for the Nets again on Sunday against the Washington Wizards. Thomas got the start for the Nets on Friday as well, playing 18 minutes.
Thomas did not have much of an impact in his first start, scoring just six points and adding two rebounds. Thomas is not a great fantasy option, but a starting spot against a weak Nets team could provide potential as a value pick in daily fantasy. Thomas is a risk, as he is not a top offensive option for the Nets, but there is some upside in the starting position.
New Nets F/C Lance Thomas is in the Brooklyn Nets starting lineup for their opener vs. Orlando.
Thomas is listed as a C on DraftKings and he’s priced at minimum value ($3,000). He’s not likely to provide you with 10x value, but could provide some salary relief should you decide to fit more higher-salary stars in your DFS lineup. He’ll start alongside Jarrett Allen, Chris Chiozza, Caris LeVert, and Joe Harris for the Nets.
Coach Jacque Vaughn said there’s a chance that Lance Thomas plays in tomorrow’s scrimmage for the Nets against the Pelicans.
Thomas was signed by the Nets on July 14th to provide front court depth due to the Nets’ roster being destroyed by COVID-19. If Thomas is active, he will see limited minutes and is not considered fantasy relevant at this time.
Former Knicks and current free agent F Lance Thomas has agreed to terms with the Brooklyn Nets.
Thomas is likely to join the Nets in Disney World after undergoing an initial quarantine to ensure he tests negative for COVID-19. The Nets are putting together a squad for the ages down in the Disney World bubble, one that includes the ageless Jamal Crawford and one of Kevin Durant’s best friends Michael Beasley. A bunch of guys coming in from off the streets to play in Orlando for a playoff tournament is sure to draw some excitement. Thomas last played for the Knicks during the 2018-19 season, and for his career, has averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
Lance Thomas and the Nets are close to a deal, which would make him the fourth replacement player added to the roster.
In his final season with the Knicks during the 2018-19 season, Thomas played in 46 contests and averaged 17.0 minutes of playing time, 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and .6 assists per game. He will join newly acquired Michael Beasley, where they will more than likely be vying for the back-up power forward role behind Rodions Kurucs. At this point, it is difficult to say how Thomas will be used as part of the Nets’ rotation. Even though there is a substantial amount of value available, it is hard to determine where it will flow, given the current question marks plaguing the roster. As of now, it would be best to take a wait-and-see approach before making any moves.