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Adam Zagoria: Knicks F Lance Thomas had knee surgery and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks. pic.twitter.com/Pn0ZqoyLtl
Ian Begley: The Knicks say that Michael Beasley (illness) is available to play tonight against Miami. Enes Kanter (back and wrist) and Lance Thomas (illness) will not play.
Mike Vorkunov: Lance Thomas out with a sprained right thumb.
Al Iannazzone: No Melo (back), Rose (knee) or Lance thomas (hip) tonight vs. Heat.
Lance Thomas fought plantar fasciitis early in the season then was out for 14 games after suffering a fractured orbital bone. But he is back, and his presence has helped the Knicks’ defense.
With the Knicks, it always is “look for a silver lining.” Thomas may have found one in his fracture: his feet feel fine. “I don’t feel any of that in my feet,” said Thomas, who scored a season-high 21 points in Friday’s loss in Philadelphia. “So indirectly, this fracture in my face has been a blessing to help give me time to get my feet back under me.”
Marc Berman: Lance Thomas and mask ready for debut today.
Lance Thomas was back with the Knicks on Monday wearing a protective mask, but coach Jeff Hornacek said the reserve swingman is about a week away from playing in games. According to the Knicks, Thomas is still suffering from headaches and concussion-like symptoms after fracturing his orbital bone one week ago. Thomas, who was putting up shots but did not go through shootaround Monday, has already passed concussion protocol.
Ian Begley: ESPN sources say Lance Thomas has suffered a fracture to a bone in his cheek. The timetable for his return is unclear.
Al Iannazzone: Knicks say Lance Thomas (sore left ankle) will not be available tonight versus OKC.
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said there’s no timetable for Lance Thomas’ return as he battles his way back from an assortment of injuries. Hornacek said, at the earliest, Thomas could be ready Tuesday against Portland but that’s a long shot. Thomas, who missed his third straight game, had his left foot in a walking boot. He has a bone bruise in his left ankle and plantar fasciitis in both feet. “I don’t think we have a timetable on it,’’ Hornacek said. “We’re making sure he’s totally healthy before he comes back. He’s a tough a guy, plays through lot of injuries. He’s gets healthy for a day and wants to be able to play and it’s sore again. We’ll be cautious with him.’’
Thomas, who left the locker room in a walking boot after missing a second straight game, told The Post the sprained ankle he suffered two weeks ago against the Rockets has turned into a bone bruise and he will be evaluated Thursday to determine a timetable. Thomas said he believes his subpar play was mostly due to his array of injuries. He had plantar fasciitis in his left foot over the summer and now has gotten it in the right foot. “I don’t want to be something that keeps me out for too long but when I come back I want to be effective to the team,” Thomas said. “I’ve been playing through the injuries. My teammates know I’ve been trying to do my best.’’
Michael Scotto: Knicks say Lance Thomas (sore left ankle) is OUT tonight against the Dallas Mavericks.
Glue guy Lance Thomas is likely done for the season, leaving the Knicks with 59 appearances to assess his value as a free agent.
Al Iannazzone: Knicks say Lance Thomas (sore left knee) is out again.
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According to Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic, Jordan is “hellbent” on keeping Walker in a Hornets uniform even though he is set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Charania went on to note the Hornets “still want to build their franchise around” the dynamic playmaker who poured in 60 points in Saturday’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
As they did, however, Markelle Fultz watched from the bench, having been benched in favor of McConnell as head coach Brett Brown tried to give his team an injection of life. And after McConnell did just that, helping lift Philadelphia to a 119-114 victory — its third straight win — Brown wouldn’t commit to either player as his backup point guard moving forward. “I don’t know,” Brown said after Monday’s win. When asked what would inform his decision, Brown said, “Just when I think it through deeper and look at tape and see who we’re playing, the next opponent, all those things I should do.”
One week after a blowout loss in Sacramento that sealed the fate of his two-month trade saga, Butler is enjoying his new reality with the Philadelphia 76ers — leading them to two straight victories, including a 28-point performance in his home debut on Friday night against Utah. He then had the game-winning 3-pointer and game-winning block to lift the Sixers past Charlotte and Kemba Walker’s 60 points on Saturday night. “Night and day,” Butler told The Athletic of his new situation.
“We learned a lot from our series against the Celtics, and we felt we needed Jimmy,” Harris told The Athletic. “Since last summer, we’ve felt we needed a third elite talent. You don’t get a chance to get this talent every day. Jimmy wants to win, and Joel and Ben want to win. That’s the bottom line.”
Brian Dulik: #Cavaliers SF Kyle Korver joking about battling former teammate @KingJames and #Lakers on Wednesday @TheQArena: “We know all of his tendencies and we know how to take them away.” #BeTheFight #NBA