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Lance Thomas

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Biography

Background

Transactions: Originally signed by New Orleans as a free agent on December 9, 2011. Waived on December 31, 2011. Signed by New Orleans to 10-day contracts on February 6, 2012 and on February 16, 2012. Signed by New Orleans for the remainder of the season on February 27, 2012. Re-signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on August 22, 2013.


2012-13 Season: Played in 59 total games for New Orleans recording 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 10.9 minutes... Set a season-high with 12 points while shooting a perfect 4-4 FG and 4-4 FT, and also grabbing four boards, two steals and one block 3/12 at BKN...Scored eight points on 3-3 shooting from the floor at OKC on 2/27... Made his first start of the season, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds on 12/18 at GSW...Set a season-high in rebounds (7) and offensive rebounds (4) on 12/16 at POR...Set then season-highs in points (10) and FGA (5), while tying a career-high for field goals (4) in the 12/3 win vs. MIL...Collected six rebounds on 12/1 vs. OKC...Got to the line a season high 6 times in L at DEN on 11/25...Collected a career-high two steals to go along with eight points on 11/23 at PHX...Recorded his first block of the season while collecting then season-highs in points (8), field goals (3), and minutes (22).


Professional: Averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15 minutes of action over 42 games (10 starts)...finished third among rookies in free throw percentage (.839)...recorded double-digit points on four different occasions...in 10 starts, averaged 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 43.2% (19-44) from the floor...led the team in scoring one time and rebounding two times...finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal 4/26 at HOU...totaled 10 points, six rebounds and two assists 4/22 at LAC...had eight points, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal in first career start 3/24 vs. SAS... recorded 18 points on a New Orleans season individual high 12-14 free throws and pulled down five boards 3/9 at DEN...played first career game 12/28 vs. BOS scoring 1 pt. in 2 min... 2010-11:Played 46 games with the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League in 2010-11...averaged 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 29.9 minutes of play...participated with the New Jersey Nets on their Orlando Summer Pro League team in 2010...member of 2011 USA Pan American Games Team.


College (Duke University 2007-10): Played in 40 games as a senior, averaging 25.3 minutes per game while scoring 4.8 points and grabbing 4.9 rebounds...co-captain his senior year...won an NCAA championship his senior season...ACC All-Defensive team senior year as well...ended career 10th all-time on Duke’s all-time list of offensive rebounds (255)...also helped lead Duke to 2010 ACC regular season co-championship, as well as 2010 and 2009 ACC Tournament titles.


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