Lance Thomas signs with Nets to fill out training camp roster with no Carmelo Anthony on it
Like most teams around the NBA landscape, the Brooklyn Nets are gearing up for the coming season. On Friday morning, news came down the wire stating that the Nets have filled up their training camp roster with the acquisition of Lance Thomas. This move had been reported as a possibility, and it now means Carmelo Anthony will not be joining the club after rumored interest:
Lance Thomas has signed with the Nets and is speaking at media day.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) September 27, 2019
Thomas, now 31 years of age, is a 6-foot-8 forward who played his collegiate ball at Duke University under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Brooklyn native spent four seasons with the Blue Devils, winning a championship in 2010 against Gordon Hayward’s Butler Bulldogs.
Following his collegiate career, Thomas played for the Austin Toros of the D-League. He was later selected to play in the 2012 D-League All-Star Game.
In his 46 appearances with the Knicks last season (17 starts), Thomas racked up averages of 3.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting from the field (27.8 percent from beyond the arc) and 2.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per outing.
As for Carmelo Anthony, it’s not clear what the future holds for the 10-time All-Star. He’s certainly talented enough to be on an NBA roster, but no deals have come to fruition as of yet. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if he lands a new gig.