An undrafted forward out of Duke University, Lance Thomas got his start in the NBA with the New Orleans Hornets, joining the roster in 2011-12. Unfortunately, Thomas became a bit of an afterthought as the roster improved over the last three years with his minutes declining from 15 per game to 10.9 in 2012-13 and from 10.9 to 8.4 in 2014-15. Having received playing in his first two season with New Orleans, Thomas averaged 3.1 points on 47 percent shooting and 2.4 rebounds per game.
According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, free agent forward Lance Thomas has agreed to a training camp deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Free agent forward Lance Thomas — with CHI in July — has reached agreement on a training camp deal with the Thunder, sources tell RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2014
On a training camp deal, there is no guarantee for Thomas to make the roster, but an impressive showing could increase his chances.
Right now, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a total of 15 players on their roster which is the league limit. With Hasheem Thabeet’s contract being non-guaranteed, the Thunder could clear cap space and open a roster spot if they see fit to make an addition, whether it’s Thomas or someone else they feel could help as they continue to chase a championship.