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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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Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn’s Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for him to sign a free agent deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN. Faried expected to be waived on Saturday and clear on Monday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Rockets will have until Monday to clear a roster spot for Faried. He’s expected to move into the Rockets lineup with significant minutes immediately with absence of Clint Capela, league sources said.
Omari Sanfoka II: Marc Gasol declined to address the meeting he and Mike Conley had with team owner Robert Pera, calling it “private.” Conley said this: “He came in town and we had a good meeting. That’s all there was to it, nothing special came out of it that’ll change the world or anything.”
Mark Medina: DeMarcus Cousins throws down a hammer dunk, and the entire bench clears out. Klay is loving it.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Kyrie Irving said Shelving Mack said something pretty disrespectful & challenged his manhood on the court. Irving said he told Mack to do something about it. Thus the double techs.