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Lance Thomas
Lance Thomas
Position: F
Born: 04/24/88
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $6,655,325
Porzingis spent about five hours a day training — one session in the morning and one in the evening — to increase his core and lower-body strength. He combined track and field workouts and conditioning in the pool with targeted weightlifting and on-court work — under the guidance of physiologist Manolo Valdivieso. The added strength and conditioning have allowed the 7-foot-3 forward to keep his positioning in the post. “He’s catching the ball where he wants to catch it,” Knicks forward Lance Thomas says. “The last couple of years, guys were able to push him off of where he wants the ball and he’d be able to make up that ground by dribbling and playing down to the defender. [Now] he has shots where people can’t guard him. … He’s realizing that he has that advantage over guys that are 6-10, 6-11.”
3 weeks ago via ESPN
It’s an honor that might surprise critics who saw Anthony as a selfish player in New York — one more likely to tear a team apart than to keep it together. So why did Anthony’s peers choose him for the award? “He kept us together,” Lance Thomas said earlier this month. “It’s something that you wouldn’t know if you weren’t in there with us. It didn’t ever get [discussed by media and fans]. … But no matter what was going on, he was smiling, he was keeping all of that stuff outside of the locker room.”
1 month ago via ESPN
Lance Thomas spoke with Carmelo Anthony after he wrote a Players Tribune article that discussed Anthony as a leader and menor: “He was really happy that I wrote it. It was an emotional conversation. I wished him the best, he wished me the best and we’re going to continue to follow eachother throughout our careers.” On why he wrote the article, Thomas added: “I felt it. Melo has always been one of my mentors and a positive figure since I’ve been in the NBA. I was hurt when he left. Not only not having him as a teammate, but not having him here as one of my best friends.” On the perception of Anthony as a poor teammate/leader, Thomas adds: “Anybody who has that opinion about him has never been his teammate. Has never been in a locker room with him. So he knew that. Anybody who has ever played basketball with him as a teammate or a friend, they know that. So we don’t really worry about outside influences or outside opinions because we’re all we got.”
On Tuesday morning, James boarded his private jet in Miami and flew north, where he met Durant, Anthony and a handful of other NBA players: Kanter, JR Smith, Lance Thomas, Marshall Plumlee and Dahntay Jones. Smith’s younger brother, Chris (a former NBA player), Real Madrid’s Dontaye Draper and University of Kentucky basketball players Hamidou Diallo and Nick Richards were brought in to help fill out the squads. “It was like an All-Star Game,” Kanter says. And in terms of personnel, this was one of the greatest pick-up games of all time.